The grapes 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 Hooiwijn was matured in old 225l & 300l French oak barrels for 6 months before being bottled.
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.