Testalonga El Bandito Cortez 2021

Testalonga El Bandito Cortez 2021

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Country: South Africa

Region: Swartland

Grapes: Chenin Blanc 

Type: Orange Wine 

Viticulture: Organic Farming / Natural Wine

Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand and whole bunch fermented. Aged in 500l barrels and one large tank. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a very small amount of sulphur added before bottling.

Bright golden colour with lots of depth and complexity. Minerality, pears, nuts and herbs. This really is a delicious wine!

After travelling extensively in Portugal and Austria learning his craft Craig Hawkins returned to South Africa and became the winemaker at top Swartland estate Lammershoek. Craig now makes his own wines from various small, organic vineyard sites in Swartland and makes his wine naturally, with as little intervention as possible. The climate in mediterranean with granite soils. 

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