2019 Testalonga ‘Follow Your Dreams’ Carignan
Craig Hawkins, along with his one-time mentor Eben Sadie, is among the most influential winemakers in South Africa. Not that most South Africans would feel the same way. Most consider his wines to be too out there. It’s a very conservative region after all. His wines are often banned from being exported. They don’t fit in the box. They’re way too good for that.
The Carignan-based Follow Your Dreams is a hugely aromatic and light-bodied Carignan that looks more like something from the Jura or Savoie than South Africa with flavours of crushed berries and flowers and bright acidity.