Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Producer: Testalonga (Carla & Craig Hawkins)
Region: Swartland, South Africa
Wild Scale: 3/5
Vegan Friendly Wine
Winemaking: Grapes were hand harvested and fermented with indigenous yeast before a period of old barrel ageing. Bottled with no filtration, fining or added sulphur.
This Wine: Natural white wine with apple and citrus flavours and a hint of dried herbs. Some nice minerality running throughout and a zing of acidity to keep things fresh. Very small production this year so won't be available for long.
Notes on the Winemaker: Craig and Carla Hawkins began the Testalonga project in 2008 and are now making some of the most unique wines in South Africa. They work with European grape varieties such as Cinsault and Chenin Blanc along with a range of winemaking techniques. The Baby Bandito range offers amazing value for wines without additions.