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EL BANDITO I Wish I was a Ninja, 2020


  • Appellation: SWARTLAND
  • Region: Swartland
  • Country: South Africa
  • Colour: White
  • Style: Sparkling
  • Grape Varieties: Colombard
  • Soil type: Granite
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • No added sulphites.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • Total Sulphites: 16 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Alcohol: 9.5% Bottle size: 75cl Age of vines: planted in 1998 Hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel. Racked 6 times during fermentation to remove the sediment. Fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel. Bottled before fermentation finished to create fizz (ancestral method winemaking technique) and disgorged 10 months later. Tasting note: green apple and citrus flavours. Big aromatic notes and bright acidity.


Swartland, South Africa

Testalonga was started in 2008 by Craig and Carla Hawkins. We are based in the Swartland region of South Africa. We strive to make wine from grapes and nothing else.