Wijndomein Oude Waalstroom – Bommelerwaard, Netherlands
Wijndomein Oude Waalstroom, helmed by winemaker Huib Overmars and partner Lotte Rippen, stands proudly as a 2-hectare vineyard situated in the heart of Bommelerwaard near the Waal River in the province of Gelderland, only a 40-minute drive from Amsterdam.
In the winery, they draw inspiration from principles like permaculture and agroforestry and they aim to grow biodiversity and soil life by extensive mowing techniques and the cultivation of flowering herbs, small bushes, and even trees.
A variety of cuvees, including white, red, rosé, and orange wines springs from this small vineyard. repertoire. While some wines are made consistently each year, Huib and Charlotte do not shy away from experimental creations. Always in order to realize the maximum expression of the grape. Their winemaking philosophy: spontaneous fermentation, no additives or unnecessary intervention, and only a touch of sulfur added at bottling.
For X-mas, they recommend Robuuste Rode: “assertive and full-bodied red wine, matured in barrels for over a year and further refined through several years of bottle aging.” When did you have a full-bodied red from a Dutch vineyard? Go check them out!