An ultra-boutique South African wine Gift Box with wines from the ultra-cool winery, Testalonga. This box includes one Carignan red and one Chenin Blanc white wine.
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS CARIGNAN:
"Supple, juicy and sweetly fruited with nice texture and some raspberry and cherry fruit as well as some wild strawberries. Crunchy and fresh with nice juiciness. Aged in two foudres, making 7000 litres. " Jamie Goode
A delicious dry Chenin Blanc from vines planted back in 1972 in Swartland. On the nose, fresh and vibrant notes of citrus and white peach. The palate is delicate, light and fresh with a delightful persistence.
Don't forget you can leave a personal message for the receiver at checkout and we will print it out onto a branded card and include inside the box.
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.
"We currently rent 11ha of vineyards (all from the granite soils of the Paardeberg Swartland) we either farm ourselves or buy from farmers we work very closely with.
Our first wine was a skin contact Chenin blanc in 2008 and from there we have introduced new independent (mostly old) vineyards (Grenache, Muscat, Carignan, Harslevelu, Syrah) that we feel give us the quality we need to make our wines with as little manipulation as possible (in good years its as simple as picking, pressing, waiting, watching, bottling with nothing added at any stage).
We want the wines to express who we are both on the label and in the bottle, which is why humour plays an important role in communicating our story.
We recently purchased a farm on the northern mountain regions of the Swartland on Schist soils where from 2016 we will make our wine and eventually start planting vineyards. This year we are planting South Africa's first cuttings of Macabeu and Vermentino which we have high hopes for." Testalonga
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