Testalonga - El Bandito CortezSouth Africa
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.
Herbs, hay, pear, white peach and lime on the nose which precedes a palate that is super-light yet super-concentrated with thrilling acidity and a finish that is long and pithy.
Origin: Swartland, South Africa
Grapes: 100% Chenin Blanc
Bottle size: 750ml