It is a family business with Miles Mossop (winemaker at Tokara winery) as winemaker and viticulturist.
Miles Mossop Wines burst onto the scene in 2004 when the first wines were made: the Max 2004, a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and Petit Verdot, and the Saskia 2004, a white blend of Chenin blanc and Viognier.
The wines are named after Miles and Samantha Mossop's two children, Saskia-Jo and Maximilian. Production is limited to 15 tons in total which results in 400 cases of the white and 500 cases of the red being produced.
These are truly handcrafted wines showing pure fruit expression and, more importantly, a sense of place.
The nose has intense complex aromas of dried apricot, peach and hints of ginger-spice and cinnamon.
The nose has aromas of smoked meats, dark cherries and Christmas cake. There is a hint of roasted fennel bulb and five spices.
There is an underlying hint of honey blossom and dried apricots.
This wine has a brilliant deep straw colour tending to a golden hue.
This wine is a blend of 52% Merlot, 32% Petit Verdot and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards around Stellenbosch.