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Miles Mossop Wines Maximilian 2011

This is an expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon block used as a basis for my Max blend. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and cooled down to around 5 degrees C. After bunch selection, de-stemming and berry selection, the grapes were crushed into 2 ton wooden upright fermenters and cold soaked until fermentation started spontaneously. Fermentation took 14 days, with punch-downs twice a day. Maceration on the skins for 22 days before the wine was run off and the pomace pressed. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Three 225 litre barrels were selected – one new, one second fill and one third fill. 22 months in barrel, a light egg white fining, after which the wine was bottled unfiltered. Tasting Notes: Inky, dark plum-red colour. Intense aromas of red and black berry fruit with underlying notes of five spice and Christmas cake. The wine is full and rich when it enters the palate with dark rich flavours of black cherries, cassis and black olives. There is a certain saltiness to the wine on the finish, with chewy yet elegant tannins.

Winemaker: Miles Mossop

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 900.00
  • Lowest: R 3 100.00
  • Average: R 3 360.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 110
  • Cases Auctioned 60


  • Alc: 14.50 vol%
  • RS: 2.00 g/l
  • TA: 5.40 g/l
  • pH: 3.49

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