Domaine Huet 2018 Vouvray Moelleux 1ere Trie, Le Haut-Lieu, AOC
Item Number: 13138
Sub Region: Touraine
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
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Deep limestone-clay
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 Haut-Lieu Vineyard: The original Huet vineyard, purchased in 1928, is nearly 9 HA. 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. This vineyard is on the plateau, one of the highest points of the appellation with a slight south-facing gradient. Biodynamic since 1993.
Pressing: Direct and gently
Vessel: Combination of vats and old barrels