Wine White Chenin
Coastal Region

Miles Mossop Chenin Blanc 2012

Coastal Region

This new wine from Miles Mossop, winemaker at Tokara on the Helshoogte pass, shows beautiful expression of this variety. The grapes come from a 35-year-old vineyard in Stellenbosch and a 50-year-old vineyard in the Paardeberg. After pressing, the juice settled overnight in tank and was racked to barrels where natural fermentation took place. After a further 9 months in barrel on the lees, it was bottled after filtration. The result is a full, rich, complex wine with intense flavours of white peach, honeysuckle, dried apricot and hints of nuttiness. It has a full, rich, creamy palate, but with a crisp fresh finish. One will be rewarded with even more complexity and beautiful almond flavours which will develop should it be cellared at optimum conditions for another 3-5 years. But if you like your Chenin rather bold, then don’t delay.