Mosi Wines ‘Flavian’ Syrah

Mosi Wines ‘Flavian’ Syrah

Mosi Wines is the brand belonging to Joseph Dhafana, sommelier at acclaimed Cape Town restaurant La Colombe, his most recent achievement being recognised for wine service at last year’s Eat Out Mercedes Benz Restaurant Awards.

 

After spending time with various Swartland winemakers, particularly Chris Mullineux of Mullineux Family Wines, Dhafana oversaw his first vintage in 2014. Current releases are the Tinashe Chenin Blanc 2019 named after his son and Flavian Syrah 2018 named after his late father.

 

Mosi Wines ‘Flavian’ Syrah

Named as a tribute to Zimbabwean winemaker Joseph Dhafana’s father who passed away in 2004, grapes for the Flavian Syrah were sourced from a single 20 year old trellised block grown on shale-rich soils in Riebeek Kasteel. Hand harvested and sorted, then vinified with minimal intervention. Whole bunch fermented and matured in first, second & third fill barrel for 18 months. Very primary on the nose with plenty of red and blackberries plus a little floral perfume and white pepper while the palate is fairly bursting with fruit, the tannins quite soft.

 

Mosi Tinashe Chenin Blanc

Grapes from two Swartland vineyards, one on granite and the other on shale.

Spontaneously fermented and matured for 12 months in older oak. A complex nose with a top note of potpourri before naartjie, apple and stone fruit plus spice and some yeasty character in the background. Very good fruit concentration matched by zesty acidity on the palate. Layered and long, this is well worth seeking out.