Mosi 'Mapopoma' Sauvignon Blanc
Named Mapopoma which is the Shona name for the magnificent Victoria falls. It is his hope that this wine will go on to become as epic as its name suggests.
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Tasting notesThe best wines always have amazing stories.
That being said, you will have to look very far to hear a better story than that of Joseph Dhafana, the man behind the Mosi brand. His story from refugee to top somm to top winemaker is already very well documented, indeed it is the stuff movies scripts have been made out of.
While we won’t be retelling that particular story on this platform we will tell you the slightly less known story of his fantastic Syrah from the Swartand and his refreshing and new sauvignon blanc from Overberg . Mosi wines are sourced from premium vineyards and made in limited quantities and are thus not very easily available.
I have had the privilege of knowing Joseph a very long time and have had a front row seat witnessing his wine story. I had the great honour of being one of the first to list the Mosi wines at Burrata and it has been incredible to see which other wine lists all over the world the wines have made it onto. I remember first tasting the syrah after an evening service when he dropped by at Burrata. It is almost unbelievable to think that was already almost five vintages ago. A Lot can happen in five years and I am pleased mosty only very goo things have happened to Joseph since then.
This is a brand new addition to the Mosi family and the very first vintage. It is a cool climate wild ferment sauvignon blanc. A brave and adventurous path to follow with your first attempt at Sauvignon Blanc.However If one thing can be said for Joseph he certainly does not do things the easy way. Named Mapopoma which is the Shona name for the magnificent Victoria falls. It is his hope that this wine will go on to become as epic as its name suggests.
Once again like with his other projects he has aligned himself with another top and very highly regarded South African winemaker Peter Allan Finlayson with whom he worked with to bring this wine to life.
You work with the best to bring out the best in you and it is testament to all that he stands for that so many well respected winemakers so advanced in their own journeys treat him as a peer.