Domaine Huet 2019 Vouvray Sec, Le Mont, AOC
Item Number: 14367
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Vouvray AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Le Mont Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Green- tinged clay soils speckled with stone and mica
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 domain. 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 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.
Pressing: Direct and gently
Vessel: Combination of vats and old barrels