Testalonga - 2019 Keep on Punching
Racey and nervy yet soft and gentle, this Chenin Blanc is pretty darn captivating. White peach and white nectarine, with a barely audible herbaceous whisper. Fruit expression is picture perfect. Fruit from a 1961 Piketberg block, which produces very small clusters full of concentration and high natural acidity. Wild fermented and matured in a combination of foudre and stainless-steel.
Craig Hawkins is one of the most influential, defiant and exciting winemakers in South Africa – and the New World. Employing hard-core organic farming and intervention-free winemaking practices, Craig and wife Carla have changed the image of wine in a deeply conservative continent. This wine won't hang around for long.
Varietal Chenin Blanc || Region Swartland, South Africa || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml