Domaine Huet 2015 Vouvray Moelleux, Le Haut-Lieu, AOC

Domaine Huet 2015 Vouvray Moelleux, Le Haut-Lieu, AOC

Item Number: 9716

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub Region: Loire
Appellation/AVA: Vouvray AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Le Haut-Lieu Vineyard
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Total Acidity: 5.1
pH: 3.16
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.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 95 (6/15/2015)

    Offers a big, broad feel, with layers of glazed pear, apple and peach falling over each other, backed by fresh ginger, honeysuckle and quince notes. Everything pulls together through the finish, with green tea accents and racy minerality providing the foil. Drink now through 2035. 300 cases imported.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92+ (10/28/2016)

    The 2015 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux displays open and elegant ripe fruit (pineapples, oranges) with some dusty flavors of crushed rocks. Powerful but full of finesse and elegance, this is a piquant and stimulating sweet wine with grip and tension. However, I find it rather less complex than the Sec and the Demi-Sec.