Miles Mossop The Introduction Chenin Blanc 2021

Miles Mossop The Introduction Chenin Blanc 2021

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The grapes originate from old un-irrigated bushvine vineyards in Stellenbosch and the Swartland regions. The grapes are hand-picked at various times and ripeness to express both the fresh stone fruit characters of chenin blanc as well as the riper yellow fruit notes whilst still retaining acidity and freshness. The fruit was whole-bunch pressed into a tank for settling without enzymes overnight. The juice was racked directly to barrels and a concrete egg the following day. The fermentation commenced with natural yeasts and took approximately three weeks to complete. The wines mature for 9 months in used 400-litre barrels and a concrete egg before being blended and bottled. The wine underwent partial malolactic fermentation and was bottled in July 2021. Bottled at 13%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: The nose is underscored by delicate white floral aromas and white peach, pithy citrus notes and yellow fruits.

Palate: The wine enters the palate clean and fresh bursting with flavours of citrus and stone fruits. The mid-palate is creamy yet with poised clarity.

Finish: A textured finish with stunning freshness.

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 The Introduction Chenin Blanc 2021