Testalonga El Bandito Cortez Chenin

Testalonga El Bandito Cortez Chenin


Country: South Africa

Region: Swartland

Grapes: Chenin Blanc

Vintage: 2020

Craig Hawkins is one of the stars of South African natural winemaking who together with Johan Meyer (Mother Rock) and Jurgen Gouws (Intellego) has built a movement from the ground up in Swartland.

Craig's top Chenin Blanc, Cortez is from a single plot of organically farmed old vines. It's subtle with a chalky mineral textured flavours of bread dough, apples and pears, tangerine peel, dried herbs and hay.