Testalonga Baby Bandito Keep on Punching Chenin Blanc
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PRODUCER: The wines of TESTALONGA defy convention in a lot of ways. Craig and Carla Hawkins have never been accused of being “followers” and their wines represent the avant-garde of South African wine. The TESTALONGA wines in some ways have come a long way since the first vintage, and in other ways they remain steadfastly true to the principles upon which the project was established 12 years ago. In our opinion they are one of the leaders in natural wine production in South Africa.
WINEMAKING: Winemaking: whole cluster, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in fourdres and stainless steel, malolactic fermentation. Aged in foudres and stainless steel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulphur added.
TASTING NOTES: The river that runs through the Chenin vineyard gives the wine a freshness and stoniness; layered with bright, sunshiny fruit: appley and peachy, with a savoury, bay leaf-like undertow.
*This is a "Natural Wine" which may be cloudy and contain sediment*