Made from Tanagra Cabernet Sauvignon pomace, 43% Alc.
Seduction for the tongue. Sunshine for the soul.
The flowers of the Mimosa tree are infinitely complex, made up of hundreds of individual strands that together form a single round flower. This contrast between complexity and straightforward elegance is carried through in the Mimosa wines, which bring together a wide range of intricate flavours to create a beautifully handcrafted wine. On the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountains of the gateway to the arid Karoo, this creates a fitting tribute to the Mimosa Collection.
Alambic, Brandy 5 year old
100% Pot Still
Great care and pride has been added to the wonderful process of â€œAlambicâ€. The oldest definition of distillation. Mimosaâ€™s potstill brandy has been maturing for 5 years in French Oak barrels. Olny 3 casks per year have been produced. (Perhaps a few more but this is all that remains).
Subtle almond aromas, with soft mocha and sweet fruit flavours of peach and apricots.
The Hunter is handpicked from selected Chenin Blanc which grows on the cool Western facing mountain slopes in the Retreat valley – west of Robertson. Only first-run juice was used and slowly fermented to produce a base wine with nuances of green apple, citrus and green pea undertones.
Our base wine was slowly distilled in the silence of the long cold winter nights and then matured in the finest barrels for six long years. This has nurtured the finest tastes of pear, peach, figs and citrus peel with hints of Cape Flora which one can identify on the farm.
The Hunter is available in very limited quantities. Order asap to avoid disappointment.R850.00
The Joseph Barry Traditional Cape Pot Still Brandy and sons, is however a more rounded product, and has clearly benefited from the extra aging. With a 50/50 split between Colombar and St Emilion grapes, the nose profile is much more traditional of Cape pot still brandy, with the classic dried fruit and peaches coming through. Still bottled at 40% abv it is rounder and smoother than the 3 year old, but still a bit sharp on the swallow, perhaps from the higher alcohol percentage.R430.00