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EL BANDITO Skin, 2018


  • Appellation: SWARTLAND
  • Region: Swartland
  • Country: South Africa
  • Colour: Orange
  • Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc
  • Soil type: Granite
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Total Sulphites: 26 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Alcohol: 10.5% Bottle size: Magnum Average Age of Vines: 48 years Grapes are destemmed and fermented in open top tank for 8 days. The wine is then pressed off into neutral barrique with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation. Tasting note: Great fruit concentration and bright acidity wrapped up in a fine, grippy texture; the use of lees helps to enrich this and adds a mineral dimension.


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.