Grape - Chenin Blanc
Where - Swartland, South Africa
What - Craig Hawkins and his family have been based in the northern reaches of Swartland for the past few years. His tireless approach to best practice winemaking results in wines that are unique, expressive and exceptionally delicious.
The El Bandito ‘Stay Brave’ is produced from organic chenin blanc sourced from local vineyards. The grapes are fermented in steel on their skins before aging in 1000Ltr oak foudres. Keeping everything as natural as possible, Craig doesn’t add anything except a tiny amount of bottling SO2.
This is a vibrant and aromatic baby orange, with notes of red apples, peach, lemon sorbet and spice.
Playful, funky, moreish. Vegan. Organic. Low intervention. 12%ABV.