Testalonga - 2021 Baby Bandito 'Keep on Punching'

2022 Baby Bandito 'Keep on Punching'

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Variety
Chenin
Region
Swartland, South Africa
Volume
750ml

A Chenin for those who value electricity in their wines. 60 year old vines grown in sandstone, a combination of foudre and stainless for fermenting. Pure, crisp orchard fruit and sea salt. A glimmer of varietal herbaceousness - like walking past a rosemary bush. Seafood wine at its pinnacle. Craig and Carla of Testalonga are uncompromising in their quest to make not only the best wines they possibly can, but change the global perception of South African wine. Sustainability is considered a pi...Read More...

A Chenin for those who value electricity in their wines. 60 year old vines grown in sandstone, a combination of foudre and stainless for fermenting. Pure, crisp orchard fruit and sea salt. A glimmer of varietal herbaceousness - like walking past a rosemary bush. Seafood wine at its pinnacle. Craig and Carla of Testalonga are uncompromising in their quest to make not only the best wines they possibly can, but change the global perception of South African wine. Sustainability is considered a pipe dream or something radical by most of the wine industry in South Africa, so for these two to throw caution to the wind and settle for nothing less than biodynamic viticulture, they really are an anomaly. The wines speak for themselves. They have an ephemerality about them, joyous and sensuous, textural and memorable. They turn classic South African varieties like Chenin (or colloquially, Steen) on their heads with experiment cellar techniques. If you want to bring the best wine at the party, we highly recommend bringing one of theirs.

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