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Miles Mossop, ‘Chapter One’ Cinsault 2020

Vibrant light cherry in colour with a beautiful perfumed nose of rose petal, sour cherry and dried herbs.

Fermented with 60% whole bunch for a bit of added grip and spice.

Delicious when served slightly chilled, but not cold.

92pts | Tim Atkin

£20.00

In stock

Swartland

Cinsault

LightFull Bodied

Description

WINEMAKER’S NOTE

This 100% Cinsault from a single 22-year-old bush vine vineyard in the Swartland growing on decomposed granite, Oakleaf/Clovelly, soils.

The grapes were harvested at around 21,6 brix on the 16 th February. The grapes were picked into small grape crates and placed in a cold store overnight. A small amount of SO2 was added to protect the must during the 5-day cold soak.

While the must warms up the fermentation started naturally, 60% being whole bunch. Fermentation lasted around 10 days. Pumpovers took place twice a day for extraction. The wine was left on the skins for additional maceration.

After which it was drained and pressed to a concrete egg for Malolactic Fermentation. The wine was in a concrete egg for 9 months before being bottled.

AGEING

This wine drinks well on release but will reward with cellaring for up to 6 years from harvest.

PRODUCTION

Only 2000 bottles

Additional information

Alcohol vol

13.5%

Grape

Cinsault

Vintage

2020

Wine Farm

Charcuterie and other red meats.

1 review for Miles Mossop, ‘Chapter One’ Cinsault 2020

  1. 92pts | Tim Atkin

    “Chapter One opened its first page back in 2018 and is a single site Cinsault from Hennie Rossouw’s farm in Swartland. Concrete egg-fermented and aged, with 60% whole bunches adding some spices and grip, this is a floral, light-bodied style with flavours of redcurrant and blood orange and a juicy, thirst-quenching finish.”

    Tim Atkin

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