Baby Bandito Keep on Punching Testalonga 2021

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The weekend

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Pure, Honeyed, Stylish

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3.3

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Bandito Keep on Punching Testalonga, Chenin blanc, fresh, natural. The Chenin vines for Keep on Punching were originally planted in 1972, on a block that Craig has worked with previously, and it always gives very small clusters that are full of concentration and a high natural acidity. The soil is very exposed (lots of rocks) and this comes through in the backbone of the wines. The Chenin is whole bunch pressed and fermented in 2000 litre stainless tanks and follows the natural pattern of no yeast (or other) inoculation or additives apart from a small amount of SO2 shortly before bottling. A pure style of Chenin, balancing “nerve” and white flesh fruit character.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Craig Hawkins
Country South Africa
Region Swartland, SA
Vintage 2021
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Chenin Blanc
Terroir Granite Soil
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation Stainless Steel
Total Sulphur 22mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Food Matching Light Dishes and Salads, Shellfish

Craig Hawkins is a young winemaker based in the Swartland, South Africa, where he rents about 11ha of vineyard.

Having travelled extensively throughout Europe, and then worked as wine maker for Lammershoek, he now makes makes a huge variety of different wines under his own Testalonga label. Each vintage is experimental and we think they're getting better each year. These are beautiful natural hand-crafted wines from low yielding vines, wild ferments and nothing added except a little SO2 at bottling in some but not all the wines.

3.3

3.3

Based on 3 reviews

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  1. BT

    3.0

    Lemony and bready/biscuity with a very slight spritz (only one bottle tried). Quite unusual for a still white and hints more towards champagne in its flavours than what I’d normally expect from chenin. Not really to my taste but my partner enjoyed it.

  2. JF

    2.0

    Really unlike any other Chenin experienced, very fresh…Undoubtedly interesting….But after a glass, didn’t really want another one, which is rather telling.

  3. Jeremy Ames

    5.0

    Quite a complex wine. Full of citrus with a great flinty finish.
    Ideal for drinking with good seafood or as an aperitif on a hot summer day with a bowl of very good olives!!

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  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
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  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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