Domaine Huet 2018 Vouvray Moelleux, Le Mont, AOC

Domaine Huet 2018 Vouvray Moelleux, Le Mont, AOC

Item Number: 13135

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Vouvray AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Le Mont Vineyard
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Green- tinged clay soils speckled with stone and mica

Vintage Notes by Wine Advocate 5/2019: "2018 brought 'grapes of great purity and richness. Rarely has nature been so generous both in the quantity of grapes and in the quality of the wine,' says the domaine’s the vintage report, summarizing a harvest that took place under 'idyllic conditions' toward the end of the season...Although the 2018s already taste beautiful, these wines can be cellared for decades. There is no lack of freshness nor of purity, and the body weight is perfectly balanced."

Le Mont Vineyard: For many insiders, the argument over Vouvray’s greatest vineyard comes down to two sites: Le Mont and Clos du Bourg. Indisputably a grand cru vineyard, Le Mont (7-8 HA) enjoys a choice site on the Première Côte (or "first slope"). With less clay and more stone than Le Haut-Lieu, Le Mont yields young wines of intense minerality that age into wines of great length and finesse. Biodynamic since 1993. The domaine purchased Le Mont in 1957.

Harvest: Manual
Pressing: Direct and gently
Yeast: Indigenous
Vessel: Combination of vats and old barrels

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 95 (5/31/2019)

    The 2018 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux is clear, deep, pure and flinty on the intense but fine and coolish-mineral nose. Very distinctive! Lush and intense but also pure, vital and tensioned on the palate, this elegant and seductive Le Mont offers a straightforward drive and a highly complex and energetic finish with grip and great mineral tension. A gorgeous, crystalline, persistently salty and tightly woven Chenin with great complexity and energy. Very attractive already today!