Miles Mossop's 2013 CWG Auction Wines

Tokara Tribute 2012Sauvignon Blanc 50%, Semillon 50% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

The grapes originate from four adjacent vineyards on the upper southern slopes of the Simonsberg mountain, between 350 to 530 metres above sea level. The Semillon was picked on the 10th February while the 3 different blocks of Sauvignon Blanc were picked late February/early March. Only free run juice was used. The Sauvignon Blanc fermented in 500 litre light toast barrels (approximately 30% new) while the Semillon fermented in 225 litre medium toast barriques (50% being new). The wine was blended in November and returned to barrel for further maturation. Bottled in February 2013.

Tasting Notes: The wine has a stunning nose of honeydew melon, passionfruit and lemon-grass. There are hints of white flowers, toasted brioche and marzipan. The entry on the palate is full and rich with stunning clarity of fruit and weight, with a clean middle palate and a long textured finish of toasted almonds and pine nuts. The concentration and acidity of this wine will ensure that it ages well for a further 10 years.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 80 Qty. cases on offer 60 Alc 13.8 vol% RS 1.9 g/l TA 7.4 g/l pH 3.04   Miles Mossop Wines Maximilian 2011Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Petit Verdot 15% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

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°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.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 110 Qty. cases on offer 60 Alc 14.5 vol% RS 2.0 g/l TA 5.4 g/l pH 3.49

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