Miles Mossop Saskia 2020

Miles Mossop Saskia 2020

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The Family range from Miles Mossop Wines is their flagship range of wines dedicated to Miles’ family, with each wine bearing the name of a family member. Miles Mossop Saskia 2020 is produced from a blend of 68% Chenin Blanc, 15% Viognier, 9% Verdehlo and 8% Clairette Blanche. All the grapes for this wine are sourced from vineyards growing on the northern side of the Paardeberg mountain in the Swartland. Grapes are picked into small crates and put into a cold store overnight. The following morning the grapes are gently whole bunch pressed and the juice is settled overnight after which it is then run to 400-litre French oak barrels and a concrete egg for fermentation. The fermentation is allowed to start naturally and once completed the wine is topped and matured sur-lie for 10 months with regular lees stirring in French oak, 12% being new and 22% of the blend having fermented and matured in concrete eggs. Bottled at 13.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Packed with notes of white peach, quince and hints of jasmine floral perfumed aromas. 

Palate: The entry on the palate bursts with citrus and white peach flavours leading to a textured and rich mid-palate.

Finish: The wine finishes with a slight salinity which leaves one wanting more.

Graduating with a BSc in Geology, thereby setting his foundation for understanding terroir, winemaker Miles Mossop went on to complete a further degree in viticulture and oenology at Stellenbosch University, graduating “top of class” in 1998. Miles worked harvests with the legendary Gyles Webb at Thelema and Eben Sadie at Spice Route before stirring the lees as far afield as Knappstein in the Clare Valley, Far Niente in the Napa Valley and Planeta in Sicily. This first-rate experience, obtained in such a short space of time, brought him to the attention of GT Ferreira and he was appointed winemaker to the fledgling winery, Tokara, in 2000. In 2004 Miles and Samantha started Miles Mossop Wines while still being the full-time winemaker at Tokara. During Miles’ 20 or so years of making wine, the wines he has produced have garnered numerous local and international awards and high ratings. Miles’ dedication to his craft and consistent delivery of highly rated wines earned him a nomination to the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild in 2012, being elected as Chairman for two years from 2016 to 2017. Miles left Tokara in May 2018 after nineteen very successful harvests. His focus now being 100 percent on his own wine brand and improving on the foundation already laid.


Miles Mossop Saskia 2020