2019 Testalonga El Bandito Monkey Gone To Heaven
100% organic South African Mourvedre.
“This is a grape I’m going to explore a lot more in the future,” shares Craig talking about the El Bandito Monkey Gone to Heaven 2019, made from 100% Mourvedre. “It’s like a tea, the longer you let it brew, the more it develops, but you have to know when to call it.” It was whole bunch fermented for nine days in open tanks, after which it was pressed and aged in three 500L French barrels. An enchanting nose with notes of red and black fruit to go with lavender and what the French call garrigue. The palate shows great fruit purity to go with bright acidity and wonderfully supple tannins. This has a particularly energetic feel and is not nearly as wild as this variety can tend to be. Perhaps the best wine he has made this vintage.