Testalonga Keep on Punching 2022

MXN $845

Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc

Region: Swartland, South Africa

You’ll taste/smell: this is the wine introduction to the Testalonga wines. These grapes are from younger vineyards, around 10-20 years old. And just like the rest of El Bandito wines, winemaker Craig Hawkins keeps things simple—no additives or fancy tricks. There’s notes of apples and green pear, white peach and dried herbs. Great acidity and lingering finish.

Good to have it with: try it with asian spicy dishes, not too hot though.

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Description

Wine details

Alcohol: 12%
Aging/ Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand and whole bunch pressed. Fermented in 2000L stainless steel vats and 3500L Foudres using indigenous yeasts and ambient temperatures. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation before being bottled unfined and unfiltered with a very small amount of sulphur added before bottling.
Best to have it: 6- 10ºC
Size: 750ml

Producer Details: Testalonga

Testalonga was started by husband and wife, Craig and Carla Hawkins, in 2008. After many years of traveling the world making wine (Matassa, Terroir Al Limit, Dirk Niepoort, and many others), they settled in the Swartland region of South Africa and made 2 barrels of a macerated Chenin (the first orange wine made in South Africa!)

In 2015, they purchased land on the Northern mountains of Swartland and they started planting vines in 2018. The farm is called Bandits Kloof (kloof means ‘ravine’ in Afrikaans) and is being planted with Mediterranean (the climate similar to the south of France/Sicily) grape varieties like Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Frappato, Maccabeu, etc. Currently they have 4 hectares planted and will slowly grow to 9 hectares.

The grapes for the El Bandito and Baby Bandito wines all come from organically, dry-farmed vineyards that they rent or work closely with the owners. It is a total of 14 hectares, 9 planted on granite and the rest on sandstone. These are mostly all old vineyards, the oldest being from 1961 (1972 is the year they were registered).

The winemaking is with minimal manipulation – basically no additives or corrections in the cellar, no fining, natural fermentations, and minimal to no sulphur before bottling.

Shipping

Enviamos a toda la República Mexicana. El costo de envío se calculará al momento de pagar, según el destino de envío y la cantidad de botellas.

El tiempo de entrega estimado es de 1 a 4 días hábiles para áreas metropolitanas, y de 4 a 7 días para áreas remotas

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The estimated delivery time is 1-4 business days for cosmopolitan areas and 4-7 days for remote areas.

We also offer FREE local delivery in Puerto Vallarta in orders of $2,000 or more.

Additional information

Country

Winemaking style

Natural, Organic

Varietal

Winery

Size

Low ABV

Region