About The Wine
Testalonga is one of the icons of natural wine in South Africa's Swartland region, with winemakers Craig and Carla Hawkins leading the way when it comes to making lo-fi wines with bags of character.
This is juicy, crunchy red, make from a tiny (just 0.1 hecatre) vineyard dedicated to Tinta Amarela. Originally thought to be Tempranillo, this Portuguese grape (a.k.a. Trincadeira) makes dark and full-flavoured wine.
Like all of the Testalonga range, this is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with only a tiny dash of sulphites. Only a few available, so get in quick!
Craig and Carla Hawkins launched Testalonga in the north of Swartland, South Africa in 2008.
They are part of a revolutionary ground swell taking place in South African wine, where traditions are being challenged and brave new territory is being explored. The painfully small amount of wine that this duo produces gets snapped up in short order the world over. Known for their striking intensity and nervy energy, Craig and Carla's wines are on the cutting edge of the natural wine movement in their country.