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Testalonga Baby Bandito Follow Your Dreams

Testalonga: Baby Bandito Follow Your Dreams 2019

$42.00

Very Jammy wine, with loads of pepper and spice throughout. Pressed on Whole Bunch and Aged in Foudre.

“Baby Bandito is a project we started in 2015. We wanted to work with vineyards that deliver wines that can be drunk young yet still “over-deliver” in quality one would expect from our most affordable wine. There was a heavy influence from street artists (the good ones, not just your drunk student defacing someone’s wall, unless it was good) in the labels and the idea of a “series” using different and bright colours. The names of the wines come from expressions that we use as if giving encouragement to a child. Stay Brave is our “Baby” skin contact Chenin.” Craig & Carla Hawkins

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Craig Hawkins is the South African Rebel of Wine. Like everything in South Africa, the wine industry has changed loads after Apartheid, and has yet to realise its full potential. During Apartheid, there was one central wine authority, Koöperatieve Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid-Afrika Bpkt (KWV). Think of it like an AOC or GI on crack. They controlled almost all aspects of production and export, until the end of Apartheid when the KWV was privatised allowing winemakers more breathing room and control of their Vineyards.

Cue Craig; unlike other Natural Wine Producers, he consistently confounds South African authorities to the point of even occasionally being denied export licenses. His wines have great length and acidity. Like all Great Natural Wines, no Sulphur, no Additives, and Indigenous Yeasts.