Testalonga El Bandito Skin 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Swartland
R310
Out of stock
95
CE
New
'From a vineyard adjacent to that which supplies grapes for Cortez. Again skin macerated, the nose is complex with some reduction preceding citrus, stone fruit, dried flowers, earth and spice. The palate is tightly wound with pure fruit, punchy acidity and a super-dry finish. Severe but this is precisely where its pleasure lies.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 95/100

Winemaker's notes:
Organically farmed dryland bushvines, planted in 1972, that weren’t suckered to retain leaves that I find balances the acidity and tannin levels. Picked on a balance between taste/feeling and experience we find this helps to maintain the pH/acid/alcohol balance that we love. This vineyard is in a wet spot on the Paardeberg so responded well to the wetter winter with a very healthy harvest.
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Craig Hawkins
Alcohol 11.4%
Body Light-bodied
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Rating CE 95
Technical analysis RS: 1.8 g/L | TA: 6.3 g/L | PH: 3.37
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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