2020 Testalonga Baby Bandito 'Keep on Punching' Chenin Blanc. Swartland-SOUTH AFRICA. 750ml.
100% Chenin Blanc (Dry) - From vines planted in 1972. Small clusters of fruit that are full of concentration and high natural acidity. Very rocky soil, whole bunch pressed Chenin and fermented in 2000L stainless tanks and follows the usual no yeast or other onoculation or additives apart from a small amount of SO2 on bottling. Pure style of Chenin that sings. Sells out very quickly.
Criag Hawkins earned his stripes as a winemaker at Lammerhsoek, Swartland-South Africa. He rents about 11ha of vineyard and now makes a huge variety of wines under his Testalonga label. Each vintage is experimental whilst remaining true to the purity of style. Natural, hand crafted wines from low yeilding sites, wild ferments and no adds except for a small amount of sulfur at bottling for some of his wines.