Testalonga El Bandito Lords of Dogtown 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Swartland
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'No added sulphur and this definitely has an oxidative edge to it. Cut apple, orange, spice and some yeasty complexity. The palate is relatively rich and open with tangy acidity and a savoury finish. That much more flavourful and engaging than 2020.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

Winemaker's notes:
Bush Vines planted in 1981 and organically farmed. 2021 Vintage was a good one or us as we had another relatively wet winter which led to healthy grapes of a good yield and balance. It was the highest yield we have achieved form this block in the 6 years we have been making the wine and the low pH and good acidity combined with higher alcohol are testament to the work being done in the vineyard.
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Craig Hawkins
Alcohol 12.1%
Body Light-bodied
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Rating CE 92
Technical analysis RS: 1.6 g/L | TA: 6.2 g/L | PH: 3.2
Producer information Testalonga was established in 2008 by owners Craig and Carla Hawkins. The winemakers follow organic farming principles, which are still uncommon in Cape winemaking. The name Testalonga comes from a Sicilian outlaw and their wines are separated into two ranges, El Bandito and Baby Bandito. The wines have quirky names and labels and only small quantities are available for the local market.
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