MOSI 2020 | Bordeaux Style Blend

R 475.00

Bordeaux Style Blend

CS50, PV32, CF10, M8

As provocative as it is delicious. Mosi is a vitality from a stellar South African vintage added a luminosity to this Bordeaux style blend. This collaboration with Joseph Dhafana of Mosi Wine and Spirits, is fresh aromas of cedar bark and pine needles before plunging into deeper layers of blackcurrant, black cherry, plum and liquorice.

Enjoy a full-bodied and beautifully balanced Cape wine, poised on ripe tannin with an olive brine saltiness adding spry energy and a savoury finish. 

Cabernet Sauvignon (CS) 50% | Petit Verdot (PV) 32% | Cabernet Franc (CF) 10% | Merlot (M) 8%

 

Learn more about our Mosi x Harry Hartman Collaboration 

International Sales

Please note that we currently only ship our wines within South Africa. For International sales and shipping, please contact us.

Harry Hartman Mosi Bordeaux blend

Tasting Notes

Unmistakeable for the cultivars that introduce such power, this Bordeaux blend is as provocative as delicious, albeit time will still relinquish a more velvety and approachable character. 

Lots of Harry Hartman x Mosi Wines corks
APPEARANCE

The intensity of colour sets the scene for an alluring wine, yet flashes of purple remind you of its youth and subsequent tension associated with Bordeaux blends. 

NOSE

Not yet as forthcoming in fruit aromas, the wine is shawled in cool aromas of cedar bark, pine needles, slate, and graphite. But allow your senses to plunge into its deeper odorous layers as the wine is aerated to discover those quintessential primary aromas of blackcurrant, plum, liquorice, bell pepper and soft leather. 

PALATE

The wine is dry with an exciting freshness that immediately steps in, relinquishing all the fruit that didn’t quite unleash its intensity on the nose. Its bright and captivating fruit almost startles you after its reticent first impression with a medley of black currant, black cherry and plum.

Poised on ripe and delectable tannin, it adds enough tension and definition to be approachable and enjoyable. The wine is full-bodied, yet its spry energy presents it as a more linear style. Intense flavour with an olive brine bitterness makes for a long, savoury finish. 

ABOUT the winemaker

Tongai Joseph Dhafana is a refugee turned winemaker, an award-winning Sommelier, a philanthropist, Mosi Wines and Spirits owner, and a wine judge.

He believes that sweat is sweet and determination breeds success but he will never forget his roots. He believes that giving back is a sign of a well-raised human being. Joseph Dhafana attended the University of Cape Town and holds a Wine Judging certificate (CMS), Introductory certificate (WSET), and a Level 2 certificate (SASA).

He captained team Zimbabwe for World Blind Tasting Championships in 2017 and 2018. Joseph participated and came third in the Best Wine Taster awards in South Africa in 2015 and booked his spot to participate in the World Cup for team South Africa.

Tongai Joseph Dhafana pouring Mosi x Harry Hartman Bordeaux styled blend into a wine glass

Tongai Joseph Dhafana holds the title of 2019 Eat Out Sommelier Service Award. Joseph was the centre of the Blind Ambition documentary. He helped Cyclone Idai victims in Zimbabwe by building houses and donated food hampers. He also auctioned his wine and donated the money to Goedgedacht trust in Swartland South Africa.

Harry Hartman Mosi Bordeaux blend and red wine glass

His monetary and wine donations have benefited the Eziko School Of Catering in Langa township SA and the Jan Van Riebeek school in Cape Town.

Joseph was the Head Sommelier for 7 years at the fine dining restaurant, La Colombe, a restaurant that has been awarded Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World (13th) for 2020 and 2021.

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