Testalonga Sweet Cheeks Muscat
Testalonga was started in 2008 by Craig and Carla Hawkins. Dubbed the "Natural Wine King of South Africa", Craig produces wines with minimal intervention from his winery in Swartland.
This is how the importer describes this wine - "This small vineyard of Hanepoot (Muscat d’Alexandria) was planted in 1970 next to the site Craig gets the Chenin for Cortez from. They traditionally use them as table grapes (the local kids would eat them, hence the name), but Craig wanted to try to make something more serious by fermenting on the skins. After 8 days on the skins the wine is pressed off into neutral barrel for élevage. This wine is fully dry."