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2018 Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Moelleux “Première Trie”, Loire Valley, France

2018 Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Moelleux “Première Trie”, Loire Valley, France

$64.99

  • 2018 Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Moelleux “Première Trie”, Loire Valley, France

    2018 Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Moelleux “Première Trie”, Loire Valley, France

    $64.99 Excl. tax

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    A deep and vibrant color. On the nose, subtle floral essences and tasty aromas of jammy apricot sets the tone of this wine. The palate is creamy and pure and a beautiful balance of Chenin, with aromas of rhubarb and a spicy finish.

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    ABOUT THIS WINE

    Biodynamically farmed vineyards. All grapes harvested by hand with several successive passes in the vineyard to pick optimally ripe, late-harvested grapes. Despite the name, the 1er Trie is not always the first pick, but actually a selection of the best bunches harvested for the Moelleux which are kept separate and vinified on their own.VINIFICATIONUndergoes temperature-controlled fermentation in large, old oak demi-muids as well as stainless steel vats. There is no encouragement of the malolactic fermentation, thus many Huet wines remain rich in malic acid, a character that brings an age-worthiness to the wines. Moelleux cuvées typically have more than 30 g/l residual sugarAGINGAged in large demi-muids

    ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

    Domaine Huet is an iconic Vouvray producer and lauded for making some of the world’s most compelling white wines, including some of the longest-lived sweet wines. Founded in 1928 by Gaston Huet with the purchase of the vineyard “Le Haut Lieu”, the estate expanded in the mid-1950s with the acquisition of two additional vineyards on the Première Côte — Le Mont (purchased in 1957) and Clos du Bourg (farmed since 1953, purchased in 1963) — which ensured the domaine’s place in the French wine pantheon.  

    One of the earliest practicioners of Biodynamics, Domaine Huet started farming Biodynamically in 1990, and have been certified since 1993. Today Domaine Huet is owned and operated by American brother-sistor duo, Sarah & Hugo Hwang, who since taking over have maintained continuity of the key vineyard/cellar team, including manager Jean-Bernard Berthomé who joined the estate in 1979 (and retired after the 2019 vintage), and today, under Benjamin Joliveau, a Vouvray native who worked hand-in-hand with Jean-Bernard starting in 2009. The Hwang’s, along with the Huet team, continue to produce wines of incredible transparency, purity, and balance at this world-renowned estate. 

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