Testalonga Baby Bandito Keep On Punching
A pure style of Chenin Blanc from nearly 50 year old vines that produce small clusters full of concentration and a high natural acidity. Lemon aromas and flavours with some peach, floral and flint notes. A very interesting wine for both lovers of natural wine and those new to the style.
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Craig Hawkins is a young winemaker based in the Swartland, South Africa, where he rents about 11ha of vineyard. Having travelled extensively throughout Europe, and then worked as wine maker for Lammershoek, he now makes makes a huge variety of different wines under his own Testalonga label.
Craig says:’Baby Bandito is a project we started in 2015. We wanted to work with vineyards that deliver wines that can be drunk young yet still “over deliver” in quality one would expect from our most affordable wine. There was a heavy influence from street artists (the good ones, not just your drunk student defacing someone’s wall, unless it was good) in the labels and the idea of a “series” using different and bright colours. The names of the wines come from expressions that we use as if giving encouragement to a child. The photograph was taken by my brother Mark (with permission) whilst on holiday in Vietnam.’