Cortez El Bandito 2019

$28.95 Sale Save

This crisp Chenin undergoes spontaneous fermentation in foudres and stainless steel followed by malolactic fermentation. Exciting notes of freshly baked bread, honey, apricot, and citrus. Medium on the body followed with lively high citrus acidity.


Great minerality on the palate with a long finish.


  • 12


  • 2019


  • White

More On Cortez El Bandito 2019


Soft Cheese, Lean Fish, Shellfish


Chenin Blanc

Funky Scale

Middle of the Road


Swartland, South Africa

testalonga winemaker

The Producer

About Testalonga

TESTALONGA is owned by Craig & Carla Hawkins. It was established in 2008 with the first wine being a four week Skin Macerated Chenin blanc. We currently rent 11ha of organically farmed vineyards all based on the granite soils of the Paardeberg, and 4 ha on the Sandstone soils of the Piketberg. In 2015 we purchased a farm on the slate soils of the northern mountains of the Swartland called Bandits Kloof. The first vineyards were planted in 2018 on Bandits Kloof, the focus of the farm being Mediterranean grape varieties We strive to make wine from grapes and nothing else.