£20.95 per bottle
Donkiesbaai Hooiwijn is liquid gold in a glass. This Chenin dried on straw mats shows the essence of the fruit – fresh peaches and persimmon, with mandarin marmalade, grilled peaches and orange blossom on the nose. It follows through on the palate showing flavours of candied ginger, almond pastries and dried herbs. This is a lush, rich wine kept fresh by its tart apple-like acidity and lingers almost indefinitely on the palate.
The 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.
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