The Dark Side Syrah Testalonga El Bandito, deep, fresh, interesting. Craig Hawkins is developing his private vineyard holdings and his range of grape varieties. The Dark Side (suitably labelled in cool bottle!) is pure Syrah but not as you would expect in South Africa. Craig uses the wild yeasts and lees to add minerality and texture to a wine of poise and freshness. The Dark Side Syrah Testalonga El Bandito has classic dark fruits and spice, what you expect from Syrah but its acidity and backbone add something extra. The wine is generally sold young and will take a little time to fully knit together in bottle but it already makes for interesting and easy drinking.
|Craig Hawkins Testalonga
|Whole bunch, open top fermentation, aged in 500l barrel
|0 - 5,000 bottles
|Certainly 5-8 years and will improve nicely over the next 24 months.
|Charcuterie, Red Meat