Miles Mossop Wines burst onto the scene in 2004 when the first wines were made: Max 2004 and Sakia 2004. Max is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and more recently Malbec, and Saskia, a blend of Chenin blanc, Viognier and more recently Clairette blanche. Later, in 2009, a third wine was introduced, the Kika 2009, a botrytised wine made in the Noble Late Harvest style from 100% Chenin blanc.
It is a family business with Miles Mossop (winemaker at Tokara winery) as winemaker and viticulturist. The wines are named after Miles and Samantha Mossop’s three children, Saskia-Jo, Maximilian and Kika.
They 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.
Cultivars: 67% Chenin Blanc; 22% Viognier; 11% Clairette Blanche.
The aromas of the wine are prominent, with intense notes of ripe yellow fruit, pineapple, yellow peach and honey. The palate is full and rich with honey glazed almonds, peaches and roasted pineapple. The mid-palate is full and textured, leading to a finish that lingers with a slight grip, keeping the wine poised for an extended period of time.