Miles Mossop Saskia White Blend 2018

Description

Tasted alongside the 2017 release, this was (somewhat surprisingly) my preferred wine of the pair. Dominated by Chenin Blanc with the remaining 37% divided between Viognier, Clairette Blanche, Verdelho and Grenache Blanc, this has notes of guava, pear and honey, appealing texture and a fresh, tangy finish. 2021-24 94/100 Tim Atkin MW

WINEMAKING NOTE

This is a blended dry white wine comprised of
63% Chenin Blanc
13% Viognier
9% Clairette Blanche
6% Verdelho and
4% Grenache Blanc

All the grapes for this wine are sourced from vineyards growing on the northern side of the Paardeberg Mountain in the Swartland. Each vineyard is carefully selected to contribute its unique characteristics to the final blend. Each parcel is picked at a specific ripeness to express either ripe fruit, fresh acidity, texture or perfume, depending on the variety and the site.

The grapes are picked into small crates and put into a cold store overnight. The following morning the grapes are gently whole bunch pressed, and the juice is settled overnight, after which it is then run to 400-litre French oak barrels and a concrete egg for fermentation. The fermentation is allowed to start naturally, and once completed, the wine is topped and matured sur-lie for ten months with regular lees stirring in French Oak, 14% being new and 20% of the blend having fermented and matured in concrete Egg. The wine was bottled in December 2018

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
pH: 3.28
TA: 5.90 g/l
RS: 3.0 g/l
Alc: 13.5 %

£18.50

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