|Platter's Wine Guide 2021: 4.5 stars|
|Tim Atkin MW Special South Africa Report 2020: 93 points|
£21.45 per bottle
Donkiesbaai Hooiwijn is liquid gold in a glass. Vivid aromas of apricot, peach, candied citrus peel and marmalade are layered with subtle hints of brioche and roasted nuts. Delicately sweet on the palate with generous fruit flavours following through from the nose, with notes of beeswax and dried pears adding texture and a mouth-coating richness. Excellent balance of sweetness and acidity that cleans the palate, leaving a lingering flavour of pear juice.
The Donkiesbaai label by Rust en Vrede, is a celebration of Donkiesbaai, the Cape West Coast home where the Engelbrecht family have had their holidays for years. The grapes for the Hooiwijn were harvested at optimal ripeness, and left on straw mats for 3 weeks to dry. This allows the sugars to concentrate and the flavour compounds to fully express themselves. The Chenin Blanc Straw wine is barrel fermented, and then matured in old 225l & 300l French oak barrels for 6 months before being bottled. Only 3300 bottles were made. French oak barrels for 6 months before bottling.
Unbelievably ripe and concentrated, this is a stunning dessert wine from the Rust en Vrede team.
|Bottle Size||Half Bottle|
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