Testalonga Cortez Chenin Blanc Craig Hawkins, rich, round, minerally, top Natural South African Chenin! It has a beautiful bright golden colour with aromas of wild honey and freshly baked bread which contrast with its dry, very racy with tangible sinewy texture. There is plenty of depth and complexity in the Testalonga Cortez Chenin. There is a core of Asian pear and orange peel, layers of herbs, fennel, nuts with almost a seaweed saltiness and minerality. Seems to be quite Jura like in style but is also distinctively New World. Fascinating Chenin showing how South Africa is becoming a very exciting country for natural wine with life and vigour!
|Craig Hawkins Testalonga
|Dry White Wine
|Whole bunch pressed. Aged in 500l barrels and one large tank
|0 - 5,000 bottles
|Very good but there is so little, it never makes it!
|Firm White Fish, Rich Sauces, Shellfish