Miles Mossop Saskia 2012

 Saskia  M4 Bottle Wrap MossopDownload the February Tasting Guides here
Wine Vitals:  
Winery Miles Mossop Wines
Name of Wine Saskia
Vintage 2012
Varietals 66% Chenin blanc, 26% Viognier. 5% Verdehlo and 3% Clairette blanche
Tasting Notes:  
Nose:  Rich, luxurious and creamy with vanilla and honey notes in oodles.
Palate: Rich and textured; long and hefty
Appearance: Gold core with brilliant shimmer
Pairing: Poultry, cheese, desert
W.0. Coastal Region
Style: Classic Southern Rhone
Decant (y/n): No
Serving Temp: 13- 15
About the Wine: A typical Southern Rhone style white blend. Rich and voluptuous, its all about fruit and weight. About the 2012 vintage, Miles told us it was “Early, Hard and Fast.” Saskia was “named after my beautiful daughter Saskia-Jo. First born. First Vintage was made in her first year. All my wines are a dedication to my kids and speak of their individual and sometimes quirky personalities.”   Following Saskia, Miles dedicated his stunning Bordeaux Blend to his son Max and his Noble Late to youngest daughter Kika.
About the Farm and Winemaker: Miles is an avid surfer and makes a decent drop of wine, both for his own label and his employer Tokara. His high school aptitude test had him pinned as an Engineer. And this is what his website says: Miles’ wine foundation was laid early on in his life. He is the son of Kathy and the late Tony Mossop, a Cape Wine Master and distinguished South African wine authority. Miles worked harvests with the legendary Gyles Webb at Thelema and Eben Sadie at Spice Route before stirring the lees as far afield as Knappstein in the Clare Valley and Far Niente in Napa. In 2000, GT Ferreira appointed him winemaker to the fledgling winery, Tokara– and as they say, the rest is history. Even if the wine weren’t so tasty, we would probably buy it anyway cause he’s such a nice guy! (ps: the man always smiles).
Bad Pairing Ideas: Sweet Chili Doritos – tried it once with the Saskia – it doesn’t work and Saskia you can pair with almost anything.
What we think (why we picked it) Finally white wine to be enjoyed in winter – so rich and dense.
Region and Soils:   Coastal origin. Miles gets his grapes from all over the region, looking for the best expression of each varietal.
Pricing/Value: R 220 per bottle – R 1320 per case of 6

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