It is a family business with Miles Mossop 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.
These wines are the Introduction to the story and the wines. Vinified from grapes sourced from vineyards with the intention of producing wines which are fruit forward and fresh, yet maintaining complexity and a sense of place. These wines are made with minimal intervention and without the use of new wood to retain the intrinsic varietal characters and terroir.
Miles Mossop The Introduction 2018
The wine has a stunning golden hue. The aromas on the nose are that of ripe pineapple, yellow peach and underlying citrus notes with hints of a honeysuckle floral perfume. The wine is rich and full on the palate yet amazingly vibrant and fresh on the finish. Flavours of yellow peach, brioche and notes of toasted almonds towards the finish.
Cultivar: 100% Chenin Blanc
Miles Mossop The Introduction Red 2018
This wine has a stunning depth of colour with an intense garnet hue. The aromas emanating from the glass are reminiscent of red and black bramble fruit with hints of Karoo bush and cedar. The palate mirrors the aromas on the nose with a stunning sweet red fruit core and a dry textured herbal character leading to a clarity in the mouth on the finish.
Cultivar: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cinsault, 14% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
This range of limited release wines tells the story as it unfolds. Each Chapter is unique. Throughout Miles journey through the Cape Winelands he seeks out interesting parcels of vineyards which speak to unique sites with the potential to produce top quality wines. This is a range where he can express these sites and produce small batches of exceptional wines from exceptional vineyard sites. These are single parcels which are wine styles and varieties which Miles loves to drink, lovingly handcrafted in his pursuit of outstanding South African wines.
Miles Mossop Chapter One 2018
A bottling of a single vineyard site of Cinsault grown on decomposed granite soils in the Swartland. This wine expresses the purity of Cinsault fruit with fine grained tannins on the finish. The wine has a stunning cherry red colour. The nose has perfumed aromas of roses, bramble fruit and fresh herbs. The palate bursts with flavours of Turkish delight, candied red berry fruits, fresh herbs and five spice. The palate is dry with fine grainy emery paper tannins on the finish.
Cultivar: 100% Cinsault
Miles Mossop Chapter Three 2018
This is a Chenin blanc from a single 34-year-old bush vine vineyard in the Stellenbosch growing on slate soils. This wine has a vibrant pale straw colour. The nose of this wine has subtle aromas of fresh white peach, lemons zest and perfumed citrus blossom. There are hints of fresh brioche and toasted almonds. The wine enters the palate with all these fresh subtle fruit and floral notes evident on the nose but leads to a surprisingly rich mid-palate and pithy texture towards the finish. The finish is vibrant, fresh and lingering. This wine has perfect balance and poise.
Cultivar: 100% Chenin Blanc
The flagship range of wines dedicated to the Mossop family. Each wine in this contemporary range of fine wine bears the name of a family member. Each an expression of the highest quality in their style, reflecting a sense of place and unmistakably South African. Produced with fruit forward character, balance, texture and age-ability in mind.
Miles Mossop Saskia 2014
The wine displays a deep straw colour. 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.
Cultivar: 67% Chenin blanc; 22% Viognier; 11% Clairette Blanche
Miles Mossop Max 2015
The wine has a brilliant deep dark plum colour. The nose is permeated Intense aromas of Cassis, strawberries, mulberries emanate from the glass. These fruit aromas are intertwined with hints of tobacco, cedar and clove spice. There is a burst of ripe black fruits when the wine enters the palate leading to a textured mid-palate of savoury notes such as black olives and spice. The finish is long, dry and textured.
Cultivar: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon; 24% Merlot; 22% Petit Verdot
Miles Mossop Kika 2015
The wine has a rich, deep golden hue. The nose is accented by intense aromas of apricot, quince, grilled pineapple and ginger spice. The wine enters the palate fully and richly, with intense flavours of poached pears, quince, honey glazed almonds and ginger bread. There is a tannic grip to the mid-palate, leading to a clean, crisp finish. The wine embodies the perfect balance between acidity and sweetness.
Cultivar: 100% Chenin blanc