This is a light, thirst-quenching sparkler from Testalonga which is run by winemakers Craig and Carla Hawkins. They tend eleven hectares of vines in the northern reaches of the Swartland region of South Africa.
Tasting Notes: Lower ABV with a touch of RS, high-acid citric elements (think pulpy lemons into sparkling lemonade). A true(-true) glou-glou. Creamy.
Vinification: 100% Colombard fermented in steel tanks at low-temp. The juice is racked six times to remove sediment. Aged for 10 months in bottle, the wine is then riddled, disgorged, and topped-up with the same wine from other decanted bottles, where it is finally crown-capped for good. The result is a glorious pet-nat.