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JULY 2019

A New Range of Wines

I would like to introduce you to a new range of wines, THE CHAPTERS, we are releasing exclusively to you as part of THE MILES MOSSOP WINES FAMILY.

I have always produced wines which are very personal to me. Wines I like to enjoy with friends and family around meals or just relaxing. In my travels around the winelands sourcing grapes for my wines I often come across interesting parcels of vineyards which speak to unique sites with the potential to produce top quality wines. This range of limited-release wines tells our story as it unfolds. This is where I can express these sites and produce small batches of exceptional wines from exceptional vineyard sites. These are single parcels which are wine styles and varieties which I love to drink, lovingly handcrafted in my pursuit of outstanding South African wines. These wines will initially only be available to you, as part of THE MILES MOSSOP WINES FAMILY. The first wines in this new range are all from the exceptional 2018 vintage numbered CHAPTER’S ONE, TWO and THREE. All produced from single vineyard sites and each unique. Only SO2 is used in the making of these wines with no fining or filtration. This is to truly express the sites on which the vines are grown.

CHAPTER ONE

2018 Swartland Cinsault
Only 993 bottles produced. A bottling of a single vineyard site of Cinsault grown on decomposed granite soils in the Swartland. Fermented with 50% whole bunch and matured in a concrete tank for 9 months, this wine expresses the purity of Cinsault fruit with fine grained tannins on the finish. A perfect wine to just be drunk and enjoyed with friends. That is why I made it!

CHAPTER TWO

2018 Swartland Chenin Blanc
Only 517 bottles produced. This is a single vineyard site of Chenin Blanc in the Paardeberg mountains in the Swartland. A 48 year old block of unirrigated bushvines growing on decomposed granite soils. This block forms part of the Saskia blend every year and I felt it necessary to showcase this beautiful site from stunning old vines. The grapes are whole bunch pressed and taken to older French oak 400L barrels for natural fermentation. Matured for 9 months sur lie the wine displays beautiful notes of lemon blossom, white peach and a distinct richness from barrel maturation. This wine will mature beautifully for at least 8 years from harvest.

CHAPTER THREE

2018 Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc
Only 520 bottles produced. This is a single vineyard site of Chenin Blanc in Stellenbosch. A 34 year old block of unirrigated bushvines growing on slate soils. The grapes are whole bunch pressed and taken to older French oak 400L barrels for natural fermentation. Matured for 9 months sur lie. This wine has beautiful aromas of quince and lemongrass with flavours of ripe yellow peach, grilled pineapple and peach flavours with and underlying pithy texture.
This wine will mature beautifully for at least 8 years from harvest.

 

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