Testalonga, Baby Bandito 'Stay Brave' 2020
Testalonga, Baby Bandito 'Stay Brave' 2020
Testalonga, Baby Bandito 'Stay Brave' 2020
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Testalonga, Baby Bandito 'Stay Brave' 2020

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Producer: Testalonga

Country/Region: South Africa/Swartland

Grapes: 100% Chenin Blanc

Vintage: 2020

Style: Orange/Dry

ABV: 11.5%

Production: Natural/Organic

Nutshell: Skin Contact, Crisp, Fresh

Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Vegan

About Testalonga

Craig Hawkins is a young winemaker based in the Swartland, South Africa, where he works about 11ha of vineyard. Having worked at estates throughout Europe Craig eventually spent time at the renowned Clos Matassa in the hills of the Coteaux du Fenouillèdes, in the Roussillon region of France. It was here that winemaker Tom Lubbe had a big impact on the way that Craig would make wine back in South Africa.

On returning to South Africa Craig worked as wine maker for Lammershoek where he would meet his future wife and partner Carla. In 2015 Craig and Carla turned the garage project of Testalonga (going since 2008) into a stand-alone winery with the purchase of a farm. He now makes a huge variety of different wines under his own Testalonga label. Very much a maverick in South Africa and with a huge following across the world the wines of Testalonga vary from the quaffable, playful delights to the challenging and bold. Testalonga really represents the positive movement of low intervention wines in the new world.

Tasting Notes

Notes of flowers, herbs and ginger before lemon and orange aromas develop. The palate displays fruit, citrus and minerals to go with bright acidity. Light and energetic.

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