Almost everything about the company Testalonga is unique. Vintner Craig Hawkins has rigidly stuck to his organic wine-making roots after numerous rejections from confused South African counterparts after learning first-hand from many different European wine producers. He settled in the Swartland, South Africa and decided to create his vineyard, and has since been producing bold, near-biodynamic wines that are completely out of the box. His El Bandito and Baby Bandito series are named with aspiration phrases - such as 'Be Brave' - and feature stylised, artistic photographs taken by his brother.
The Dark Side is made using 100% Syrah grapes and has spent time on the lees to create a more in depth flavour than expected. It has a strong acidic backbone with the typical flavours of dark fruits and spice.
Size: 75cl Bottle ABV: 12.5% Vintage: 2020 Country: South Africa Region: Swartland Grape Variety: Syrah Brand Name: Testalonga