Domaine Huet 2019 Vouvray Sec, Clos du Bourg, AOC

Domaine Huet 2019 Vouvray Sec, Clos du Bourg, AOC

Item Number: 14369

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Vouvray AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Clos du Bourg
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Limestone

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."

Clos du Bourg Vineyard: This ancient, walled six-hectare vineyard has the estate’s shallowest, stoniest soils (about 20 cm of soil over limestone). The wines are rich and intense with structure, power, and unreal texture. Indisputably grand cru, many consider this to be Vouvray’s finest single vineyard. Biodynamic since 1993. The domaine purchased the vineyard in 1953.

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

Reviews

  • John Gilman View from the Cellar
    Rating: 95+ (6/1/2020)

    The 2019 Clos du Bourg Sec comes in at the same octane as the Le Mont [13.5%] and is every bit as pure, precise and chiseled in stone as that wine. The bouquet offers up an utterly refined constellation of quince, pear, limestone minerality, a nice youthful touch of chalk dust, floral tones that are mostly lilies and a shading of lavender, bee pollen, lanolin and a touch of lemongrass in the upper register. On the palate, the wine is deep, full-bodied, beautifully balanced and rock solid at the core, with superb mineral undertow, electric acidity, laser-like focus and a very, very long, nascently complex and rapier-like finish. This seems structurally more like the Le Haut Lieu Sec this year and is likely to provide a couple of years' worth window of drinkability before it closes down for hibernation. It is stellar juice in the making. 2020-2120.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 97 (7/23/2020)

    The 2019 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec offers a deep, rich yet pure and refined, intensely aromatic, darker-toned nose with aromas of fully ripe stone and tropical fruit intertwined with earthy, chalky and yeasty notes that make up for further finesse and complexity. Full-bodied, round and fruity on the palate, this is a deep, intense, juicy, silky-textured yet tight, chalky, very complex, sustainably structured and persistently salty-mineral Chenin from old vines that give extra concentration as well as a spectacularly expressive character. This is a great, age-worthy Vouvray with fine tannins and lingering salty tension and finesse. What a finish! The 2019 needs a while to gain finesse and even more complexity. The wine served from the bottle that I tasted nine days before was incredibly amazing! The 2019 is a duty for all Chenin aficionados!