Testalonga El Bandito Cortez Chenin

Testalonga El Bandito Cortez Chenin


Country: South Africa

Region: Swartland

Grapes: Chenin Blanc

Vintage: 2021

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 Testalonga's oldest vines grown in granite. It's subtle and taut with chalky, mineral and textured flavours of bread dough, apples and pears, tangerine peel, dried herbs and hay.