Testalonga / El Bandito
Follow your Dreams - 2019 - Craig Hawkins
A Carignan with notes of tart red fruits... On the palate: smooth and refined... a great success.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 12.5 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2024
100% Carignan, from vines planted in 2001 on granite soil, facing north, located in the Paardeberg, a mountainous region 50 km northeast of Cape Town. The vines are cultivated organically and biodynamically to favour biodiversity, without irrigation, and yields of 20 hl/ha... Vinification without artifice, limited extraction, low alcohol... Fermentation of whole bunches, no carbonic maceration, maturation in an old 35-hl cask. Unfiltered, a touch of sulphur at bottling, and basta!
Craig Hawkins and his wife Carla live in the mountainous region of Paardeberg north of Cape Town. The estate was founded in 2008 with 10 ha of rented vines, while Craig continued to glean as much knowledge as possible from such winemakers as Eben Sabie (star of South African wine) and Thomas Lubbe of Domaine Matassa, himself a South African. Then, in 2014 the Hawkins purchased 8 ha of vines....All wines
from the estate