Testalonga El Bandito Cortez

Beautiful Swartland Chenin from cult natural wine producer.

 El Bandito is Testalonga's premium range made from old vines and always a single vineyard variety. Just grapes nothing added, un-fined and un-filtered.

Craig Hawkins has been making wine since 2008 making all natural wines and farming organically. This Chenin from Swartland is pure, with a bright acidty and perfect with fresh spring greens. 

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Wine TypeWhite wine
ClosureNatural Cork
Alc. Vol12
CountrySouth Africa
Grape VarietalChenin Blanc

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What is Organic wine

What is Organic wine

Organic wine literally means the wine has been made from grapes which are farmed organically. This means no chemical fertilizers or herbisides have been used on the vineyard. 

Organic wine is defined as wine made with grapes farmed organically but this is just the first phase in organic wine making, the second phase invovles the fermentation and preservation process and this is also vital in definign organic wine. 

The defination of organic wine does vary country by country, in the US for example it is defined by the use or non use of perservatives such as sulphur but a seperate labeling system means a wine can be classed as Organic if the grapes are harvested from a 100% certifed farm even if sulphates are added at the winery. In the UK and Europe organic wine simply means that the grapes are farmed organically but to be certifed Organic the vineyards have to adopt specific practices throughout the winemaking process.