Domaine Huet : Clos du Bourg Sec 2018

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Benchmark Dry Chenin Blanc from Vouvray

Established in 1928 by Victor Huet and his son Gaston, Domaine Huet has become one of the top producers in the Vouvray appellation of the Loire Valley, known world-wide for its high-quality, age-worthy Chenin Blanc. The domaine’s three core vineyards - Le Haut-Lieu, Le Mont and Clos du Bourg - are located in the Premiere Cote, which is considered the best area for grand crus of Vouvray. Today, siblings Sarah & Hugo Hwang own the estate and continue the legacy that the Huet family started with the help of Domaine Huet veteran and vineyard manager Jean-Bernard Berthome.

Vouvray is a well-respected appellation on the northern banks of the Loire River in the region of Tourain. Chenin Blanc is the flagship variety of this area and is produced in several different styles. The best examples of Vouvray are known for their aging potential, due to Chenin Blanc’s high acidity and bright aromatics, which allows the wine to develop for decades and gain complexity over time. The terroir of Vouvray is distinct, with tuffeau soils, a soft and porous limestone formed 90 million years ago.

Gaston Huet believed the six-hectare Clos du Bourg vineyard to be the best in all of Vouvray. With shallow, stony soils allowing for great drainage, the wines produced from Clos du Bourg are generally more powerful and concentrated. The Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Sec 2018 is bright and pure biodynamic Chenin Blanc, bursting with notes of pear, apple, almond and a touch of minerality leading to a long, bright finish. This refined, medium-bodied wine is the only dry wine of the 2018 harvest. Enjoy now or age for a delightful treat to come.

Parker : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec is the only dry Chenin produced at Huet that year. Tasted in May 2019, the Clos du Bourg opens with a delicate nose of white fruit and mirabelle plums, along with chalky and very fine sur-lie notes. The palate is intense, round and fruity but filigreed in its structure and persistent in its mineral grip and stimulating salinity. The yeasty texture gives this 13.5% alcohol Chenin a fine structure and mouthfeel. It's not very long or complex, but it's charming and pleasant to drink even young.
LoireVouvray
Grape varieties
Chenin Blanc

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Biodynamic

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Touraine

Region
Loire

Appellation
Vouvray

Color
White

Producer
Domaine Huet

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Parker
92

Allergens
Contains sulfites