Wijndomein Oude Waalstroom - Geëikte Witte 2020
What a discovery! Huib en Lotte rent out a luxurious tipi in the midst of their Dutch vineyard and that's how we discovered, to our shock, a natural winemaker we had never heard of. At only a one hour drive from our shop in Haarlem.
Here they have one of the most radical, wild & natural vineyards we have seen, with fruit trees between the rows + even vines growing into rows of planted Willow trees. Organically certified. Mowing is done by scythe and sheep are free to roam the 2 hectares on the old Waal river banks.
This barrel aged wine is a blend of Solaris and Bianca, which spend almost a year in a 100-liter barrel, which is quite small for a barrel. Leaving more wine to react with oxygen through the pores of the barrel, the wine is very rich and opulent, hinting towards an almost Jura-wine character after being open for a while. Very well made and for lovers of a barrel aged Chardonnay. Unfined, unfiltered, <20ppm of sulfur.