Domaine Huet, Le Haut-Lieu Sec, Vouvray 2019
About the Wine:
The nose is pure, fresh, and chalky, uniting florals and green citrus. On the palate, it is full-bodied, ripe yet mineral-rich. The palate is powerful and elegant; fine, tense, and nervy.
About the Producer:
Founded in 1928 by WW1 veteran Victor Huet. Gaston Huet, and then son in law Noel Pinguet carried the estate into the 21st century. American Tony Hwang infused new ownership into the estate in 2002 and cellar master Jean Bernard Berthom succeeded Pinguet as winemaker in 2012. The backbone of the estate is its three principal vineyards: Le Haut-Lieu, Le Mont-For, and Le Clos du Bourg. Le Haut-Lieu-The original Huet vineyard is nearly 9 hectares. 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. In some vintages, small quantities from nearby estate parcels may be added to Le Haut-Lieu.