Testalonga El Bandito 'Monkey Gone to Heaven' 2017


Mourvèdre made by Craig Hawkins from Swartland, South Africa. He is one of the shining lights of young South African winemakers. This is made in a bright, light, style of wine that can be enjoyed now so it is quite the opposite of what you expect from a Mourvedre/Mataro. 100% whole bunch fermented. Notes of sour raspberries/cherries, blueberries, initially cranberries, spice, herbs, minerality and graphite. Crunch meets structured tannins, but at no point does they become chewy and heavy. Medium bodied wine finishing with a nice berry tartness. Delicious wine that would go well with some beef short ribs or why not a bag of biltong!

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