REGION Swartland, South Africa
TERROIR decomposed granite soil
Meaty - Spicy - Vibrant
Mourvèdre have ridiculously low yielding vines. This has undergone carbonic maceration as whole bunches , which means you are extracting as much of the fruit character as possible with little tannins.
Unlike your typical Mourvèdre wines which is meaty but this is also vibrant & fruity -with all the exotic spices youd expect. This is a really exciting wine that you can drink a little chilled.
Testalonga was started in 2008 by Craig and Carla Hawkins, based in the Swartland region of South Africa. Their ethos is making wine from grapes and nothing else, they are part of a movement in South Africa challenging the norms of wine making and re writing the rules.
All their grapes are farmed organically and/or biodynamically and are dry-farmed. None of the grower’s vineyards are irrigated and all grapes are harvested manually.
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