Miles Mossop

Family Wine - Sam 2017



voluminös & kräftig
pikant & würzig
Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 15%
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2023–2043
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
Lobenberg: 97–98+/100
Tim Atkin: 99/100
Südafrika, Stellenbosch
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Tim Atkin über: Family Wine - Sam

-- Tim Atkin: Miles Mossop used fruit from two vineyards in Bottelary to make the initial release of this stunning blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Merlot, which stands slightly above its peers as the best Cape red Bordeaux blend of the 2017 vintage. There are only 600 bottles, alas, so get in the queue now. Dense, savoury, yet light on its feet, it has fine, nuanced tannins, stylish 43% new wood, cassis, plum and tobacco notes and fine, balanced finish. Mrs Mossop (Sam) should be very happy with this wine that bears her name. 99/100

Weingut über: Family Wine - Sam

-- Weingut: This wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot from 2 vineyards in the Bottleray ward in Stellenbosch. The vineyards are specially selected according to their age and site from various parts of Stellenbosch, mostly unirrigated and all low yielding (4 to 6 t/ha). This gives a pure expression of its environment in the wine. The grapes are ripened to peak maturity (between 24 and 25 degrees brix) before being hand harvested and delivered to the cellar at which point they are placed in a cold store overnight at 4 degrees Celsius. After desteming the berries pass over a sorting table for the removal of all unwanted material. The berries then fall through a crusher and drop, via gravity, into small open wooden fermenters. Fermentation takes place by the yeast naturally occurring on the grape 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, after which 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 liter French barriques of which 43% is new and lasts for 22 months with regular rackings. The wine received no fining or filtration before bottling. The wine was bottled in January 2019.COLOUR: The wine has a deep dark plum red colour.NOSE: The nose displays typical aromas of blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit, with hints of cedar wood and tobacco leaf, underpinned by vanilla oak and a savoury black olive and five spice character. PALATE: The wine enters the palate with juicy black cherry and blackcurrant flavours leading to a textured dry savoury mid-palate and a long finish with a perfectly balanced acidity. The tannins are firm and dry yet elegant.FOOD PAIRING: Best served with rich red meat dishes or vegetarian options such as melanzane parmigiana or a tomato ragu.MATURATION: This wine can be enjoyed immediately after release but will improve with cellaring for up to 15 years from harvest.PRODUCTION: 542 bottlesTECHNICAL ANALYSIS:• PH: 3.58• TA: 5.29 g/l• RS: 2.5 g/l• Alc: 14.5% by vol.

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