Domaine Huet 2019 Vouvray Sec, Le Haut-Lieu, AOC
Item Number: 14366
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Vouvray AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Le Haut-Lieu Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Deep limestone-clay
Vintage Notes by View from the Cellar 6/2020: "Domaine Huet has only produced four cuvees in 2019, as the vintage has produced such perfect raw materials for making Sec that Cellar Master Jean-Bernard Bartholomé decided to focus almost exclusively on this level, with only a little bit of Demi-Sec produced out of the Le Mont Vineyard. This is also the final vintage at the domaine for Monsieur Bartholomé, as he is retiring."
Vintage Notes by Wine Advocate 7/2020: "As readers know, I have been very enthusiastic about the generous 2018 series from Domaine Huet. The 2019 vintage, which was as sunny as 2018 but much drier, is completely different in style and yet is still another terrific vintage for the iconic Vouvray domaine. Fans shouldn't miss the chance to buy some of the world's finest Chenin Blancs, which are still spectacularly moderate in price...If you are a collector, you shouldn't miss the 2019s, but hurry up, quantities are much less generous than in 2018."
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