Known for its top-quality and age-worthy Chenin Blanc wines, Domaine Huet was established in 1928 by Victor Huet and his son Gaston. The father-son duo purchased their first plot of land, Le Haut-Lieu, in the Vouvray appellation of the Loire Valley, and has been making beautiful, terroir-driven wines since then. After World War II, Gaston expanded the domaine acquiring two more top vineyards, Le Mont and Clos du Bourg. Gaston also hired his son-in-law, Noel Pinguet and Jean-Bernard Bertholme to manage the vineyards and craft legendary wines. With this acquisition and a great team of vignerons, Domaine Huet quickly became one of the top producers in the area. Today, Jean-Bernard Bertholme is at the head of the domaine keeping the Huet legacy alive. The estate is today owned by siblings Sarah & Hugo Hwang.
History can trace back Chenin Blanc in Vouvray since the nineth century and many of the appellation's vineyards were first planted in the fourteenth century. This versatile white wine grape variety has plenty of acid allowing for great aging potential and the ability to be vinified in a number of different styles. Chenin Blanc can be made sparkling or still, and ranges from dry to sweet. The grape can also be affected by botrytis and create a luscious dessert wine.
The Le Mont and Clos du Bourg vineyards are considered two of the best in Vouvray. Soils in this nine-hectare vineyard are limestone rich with a bit less clay, creating wines of great minerality and finesse. The Domaine Huet Le Mont Demi-Sec 2018 is a complex and energetic biodynamic Chenin Blanc. Plenty of acid brings this wine to life, while notes of quince, cardamom, ripe fruit and ginger balance out the palate. The wine is full-bodied for a white wine and residual sugar adds a touch of sweetness to create a thought-provoking wine. The wine will be even more delightful and enticing with a few years of aging.
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