Miles Mossop

Introduction Chenin

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R 115

Ready to ship   available X 30 Sold only in multiples of 6 Bottles

750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Chenin blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

92 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.5
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 3 to 5 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The wine displays a vibrant pale straw colour. The aromas on the nose are that of pure Chenin blanc, white stone fruit with hints of yellow peaches and orange blossom. The palate is crisp and fresh on entry with subtle notes of ripe yellow fruits underpinned with a tight textured mid- palate and a lingering finish with a slight grip.

White Peach
White Peach

Peach
Peach

Gooseberries
Gooseberries

Orange Blossom
Orange Blossom

There is no doubt of the skill Miles Mossop has as a wine grower. It is a skill best described as the vinous equivalent of an accomplished wordsmith who weaves together eccentric characters and riveting events to enable his stories to capture and lubricate the readers imagination. Miles has always believed that wine displays the vagaries of time through subtle reflection of the vintage. Collate these vintage expressions as chapters of a vineyard manuscript and you have the makings of a captivating story – a story that offers insights into the real characters behind a glass of wine like soil, weather and the grape variety itself. And where there’s a story there’s always an introduction.

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 to tank for settling without enzymes overnight. The juice was racked directly to barrel the following day. The fermentation commenced with natural yeasts and took approximately three weeks to complete.

The wines spent nine months in used 400L barrels on the gross lees with regular lees stirring. The wine underwent partial malolactic fermentation.

Food pairing

This wine is enjoyed just on its own or paired with poultry and fish dishes.

White Fish Poultry Seafood Soft Cheese
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