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The Introduction - Red, Miles Mossop

The Introduction - Red

Description

This wine is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot from selected vineyards around the Stellenbosch region.

The grapes are hand-picked at a ripeness to express purity of fruit and freshness.

Fermentation takes place in wooden open top fermenters without the inoculation of yeast and lasts for up to 3 weeks. After fermentation the wines are pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation after which they are racked and returned to barrel for further maturation for up to 18 months. No new wood is used so as to retain the freshness and purity inherent in the grapes.

Tasting Notes
This wine has a stunning garnet colour with a bright ruby red rim. The nose has an abundance of dark briary fruits with hints of tobacco spice and cassis. The palate is full and rich with cassis and blackberry fruits. The mid-palate is rich and textured leading to a dry savoury finish.

£18.95

Quantity Available: 1

Product Code: S13888

Country
South Africa
Region
Stellenbosch
Vintage
2020
Alcohol Volume
14%
Bottle Size
75cl
Closure Type
natural cork

Producer Details

Until May 2018, Miles Mossop’s day job was as winemaker at Tokara, a position he had held since the winery started-up in 2000. The agreement Miles had with GT Ferreira, the owner of Tokara, allowed him to vinify 10 tonnes of bought in grapes and put them under his own label each year. Now completely independent and now making wines in two different locations in Stellenbosch, Miles is starting to extend both production and the range he produces.

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