Easter bubbles! – 86p
With easter up next on the calendar we figured it would be good to have something light and fresh to enjoy in what will hopefully be a nice and sunny holiday-time. Our natural go to choice would be champagne or maybe something from England, but this week we have ventured further off – all the way to South Africa!
Testalonga is owned by Craig and Carla Hawkins. It was established in 2008 and The Hawkins' currently rent 11ha of organically farmed vineyards, all growing on the granite soils of the Paardeberg, and 4ha on the sandstone soils of the Piketberg. In 2015 they purchased a farm on the slate/sandstone soils of the northern mountains of the Swartland called Bandits Kloof. The first vineyards were planted there in 2018, the focus being Mediterranean grape varieties. In Norway we are lucky to have a lot of their wines available at the Vinmonopol and this weeks wine is one that has become very popular among the hippest of crowds.
Testalonga I am The Ninja – 269,90 kr
This is a bottle that is fun to pop. It opens as a soda bottle not your regular wine bottle and right away there is a nice bang and then a fizzle. In poring it is light yellow with more bubble than you might think. A nice and fresh smell of honey, melons and pear on the nose gives us hope that this will be fun. And it doesn’t disappoint in the mouth. The freshness from the bubbles is matched perfectly with the nice sweetness of the wine. It’s very fruity, with honey melon and ripe apples and some citrus. I’m not a huge fan of Pet Nat, but this was very good. Heres hoping the next bottle is just as good!
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