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Miles Mossop The Max Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Miles Mossop The Max Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

R435,00

This wine is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 23% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet franc. The wine displays a deep dark plum red center with a brilliant garnet rim. Aromas heady with brooding aromas of blackcurrant, blueberries, tobacco spice and cedar notes. There is a beautiful support of toasted vanilla spice in the background. The palate The palate is dense with ripe dark berry fruits. It is full and rich with a textured mid-palate leading to the beautifully dry but sumptuous tannins on the finish which linger forever.

Specifications

SKU: MIL-002
Alcohol Volume: 14 %
Sugar G/L: 2.7 g/l
Winery: Miles Missop
Type of wine: Bordeaux Blend, Red Wine
Category(s): Award Winning Wines
Food Pairing: Cheese, Meat

More Information

In the cellar

This wine is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 23% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet franc from specially selected vineyards in and around Stellenbosch. The vineyards are selected based on the age and site from various parts of Stellenbosch, mostly unirrigated and all low yielding (4 to 6 t/ha). Giving a pure expression of its environment in the wine. The grapes are ripened to peak maturity between 24- and 25.5-degrees brix before being hand harvested and placed in a cold store overnight at 4 degrees Celsius.

In the vineyard

There is an initial cold soak period after which fermentation starts naturally and can take anything up to14 days to complete. Extraction occurs through regular pump overs and punch downs. Once fermentation has completed the wine may stay on the skins for an additional period of time which is dependent on the tannin development and ripeness. The wine is drained off and pressed in a vertical basket press. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel after which the wine is racked and returned to barrel for further maturation. Maturation takes place in small 225 litre French oak barriques of which 41% is new and lasts for 20 months with regular rackings. The wine received no fining or filtration before bottling. The vineyards are selected based on the age and site from various parts of Stellenbosch, mostly unirrigated and all low yielding (4 to 6 t/ha). Giving a pure expression of its environment in the wine. The grapes are ripened to peak maturity between 24- and 25.5-degrees brix before being hand harvested and placed in a cold store overnight at 4 degrees Celsius. Bunch sorting and berry sorting takes place before gentle and partial crushing to small open wooden and stainless-steel fermenters.

Ageing

This wine can be aged for 15 years from date of vintage, if stored in the correct conditions.

Cultivar

47% Cabernet Sauvignon; 23% Merlot; 23% Petit Verdot; 7% Cabernet Franc

Food Pairing

Best served with slow roasted lamb, grilled rib-eye steak with bone marrow or an oxtail stew. The wine also pairs well with hard cheeses.

Awards and Recognition

Platter Guide 4.5 Star
Tim Atkins 94 Points

About the Wine Estate

Miles Mossop's winemaking philosophy is simple; source grapes from exceptional vineyards, pick them at the correct time and help guide them through the natural process of winemaking to produce expressive, individual wines of the highest quality, wines that he enjoy to drink. Miles Mossop Wines was established in 2004 with the vision to create wines unique in character, expressing the true nature of South Africa and the sites from which the grapes are sourced. It is a family business with Miles Mossop as winemaker and viticulturist. Individual vineyards are sourced from all over the Western Cape of South Africa with their potential to produce unique and exceptional wines specifically for the various wine styles and blends which we produce in mind. Production is limited to 80 tons in total which results in 1800 cases of white, 2200 cases of red and a limited amount of dessert wine being produced. 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.

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