Miles Mossop

Kika NLH

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R 266

2016


Cultivar:

100% Chenin blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

5 Stars - Platter's 95 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

12.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 8.9
Type: Dessert Cellaring Potential: 3 to 5 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The wine enters the palate with an intense explosion of rich yellow fruits with flavours of orange preserve, honey and floral honeysuckle notes. This leads to a rounded mid palate with a slight grip of tannins with a refreshing finish.

Citrus
Citrus

Honey
Honey

Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle

Pineapple
Pineapple

We aim to achieve wines with finesse and elegance but still showing aspects of power and fruit concentration, having great texture while maintaining balance. These are truly handcrafted wines showing pure fruit expression and, more importantly, a sense of place.

We picked 3 times between the 18th March and 1st April. Picking only bunches which are perfectly infected with Noble Rot and those with raisins. The grapes were picked at sugars of between 42 and 49 degrees brix and an acidity of 7.5 and 10.0 g/l. The grapes were delivered to the winery and put directly into cold storage overnight to drop the temperature of the grapes down to around 4 degrees Celsius.

The grapes were crushed whole bunch into bins for a cold soak for 24 hours after which fermentation was initiated. Fermentation on the skins took place for 4 days before the grapes were pressed and the fermenting must taken to 400L old French oak barrels for fermentation to complete, which took 3 months. The fermentation stopped naturally at a perfect balance of sweetness, acidity and alcohol.

The wine was bottled in August 2016. Only 2600 ½ bottles were produced.

Food pairing

Pair with fresh, pan-seared foie gras or foie gras pâté served on crostini, with herb salad accompanied by a dessert of crêpes and a citrusy syrup or an assortment of mature, hard cheese and nuts.

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