Tinta Amarela is often used in Port production and isn't seen very often as a single variety still wine. The Queen of Spade suggests we should see more of it! Rich and aromatic with an abundance of blackberries and blueberries plus a deep, earthy complexity and aromatic dried herbs on the finish.
Craig Hawkins is a something of a superstar in the world of natural wines. After learning his craft in Portugal he returned to South Africa and became the winemaker at top estate Lammershoek before moving on to make his own wines from various small, organic sites around the Swartland. The El Bandito range is Testalonga's premium offering, from old vines, always single vineyard, single variety the aim is to make wine from grapes and nothing else.
REGION: Swartland, South Africa
GRAPE: Tinta Amarela, Trincadeira
AGING POTENTIAL: 2-5 Years
FOOD MATCHING: Red Meat