Domaine Huet 2015 Vouvray Moelleux, Le Haut-Lieu, AOC
Item Number: 9716
Sub Region: Loire
Appellation/AVA: Vouvray AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Le Haut-Lieu Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Total Acidity: 5.1
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone-rich, clay soils
Domaine Huet's Moelleux is a sweet wine produced from Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley. Huet's Moelleux cuvees typically have more than 30 g/L in residual sugar; the 2015 Le Haut-Lieu has 51 g/L.
Vinification: This wine undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation in large, old oak demi-muids as well as stainless steel vats. There is no encouragement of the malolactic fermentation, thus many Huet wines remain rich in malic acid, a character that brings an age-worthiness to the wines.
About Le Haut-Lieu: The original Huet vineyard is nearly 9 hectares. It has the richest soils of the domaine’s three crus—a deep limestone-clay—and the wines are generally the estate’s most approachable. In some vintages, small quantities from nearby estate parcels may be added to Le Haut-Lieu bottlings.