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Testalonga Masterclass Pack

Swartland, South Africa

The four 2021 Baby Bandito releases from avant-garde Swartland producer, Testalonga.

$168.00$150.00

DISPATCHED NEXT BUSINESS DAY
About

About The Pack

Testalonga are part of a revolutionary groundswell 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.

Here is a sample pack of their four Baby Bandito releases from 2021 - two reds, two whites, the perfect intro into this excellent new wave producer.

2021 Testalonga Baby Bandito Keep on Punching Chenin Blanc

Keep on Punching is the super-approachable Chenin Blanc from renegade South African organic vigneron, Craig Hawkins.

This only has a smidge of skin contact compared to his other Chenin releases so it shows vibrant citrus and apple notes to the max, with just a hint of chewy grip.

Just a few dozen available, so make sure you get a look at one of the world's most interesting wineries.

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2021 Testalonga Baby Bandito Stay Brave Chenin Blanc

Tangy, herbal, spicy, a touch grippy, this is a fascinating SA Chenin Blanc from natural wine royalty, Testalonga.

Organically farmed, the fruit spends twelve days on skins, developing citrus, orange peel and floral flavours, and is full of youthful, perky acidity. Expect to find florals intermingled with ginger and spice, too.

Tiny amounts imported, move quickly...

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2021 Testalonga Baby Bandito Chin Up Cinsault

This is a charming light red from Testalonga, ready to fill you with the warm fuzzies and good vibes.

Sourced from 40 year-old bush vines, farmed organically on an exposed granite site, this a soft, appealing introduction to the charms of Cinsault.

Floral, and a touch peppery, with a gently, slurpy palate, it also shows off the herbal edge common to the variety. As usual, this release from Craig really knocks it out of the park.

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2021 Testalonga Baby Bandito Follow Your Dreams Carignan

This is the lightest, daintiest version of Carignan from Craig at Testalonga. It's got more in common with, say a Jura rouge or something Cabernet Franc-like out of the Loire Valley than a classic Rhone red.

It's fresh, racy, filled with character and seasoned with a little wildness, and rustic grip. Think peppery berries and silky tannin, a wine to really dive right into.

There's a lot to love here, for sure. Excellent stuff.

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Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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