Huet Vouvray Moelleux 1er Trie Le Mont

Country: 
France
Region: 
Loire
Item code: 
FHT141
Vintage: 
2017
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Vouvray
Wine type: 
White
Biodynamic: 
Certified
Huet
Varietals: 
Chenin Blanc
Purchased in 1957, Le Mont lies on the esteemed Premiere Côte. With less clay and more stone than Le Haut-Lieu, Le Mont yields young wines of intense minerality. The wines are the estate's most reticent, but develop the strongest perfume with age. Size: 8 hectares
South-facing
Clay has a green tinge, and there are ample stone and silica present.
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.
Undergoes 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 sugar
Aged in large demi-muids
97
This sports a flamboyant edge, with apple crumble, ginger cream, quince paste, green tea and honeysuckle notes forming a wide panoply of aromas and flavors, while sweet and racy accents contrast, creating a lengthy finish where everything hangs in harmony. A stunning show of fruit and precision. Drink now through 2040.
Field Publication Computed: 
Wine Spectator
Field Rating Computed: 
97\nThis sports a flamboyant edge, with apple crumble, ginger cream, quince paste, green tea and honeysuckle notes forming a wide panoply of aromas and flavors, while sweet and racy accents contrast, creating a lengthy finish where everything hangs in harmony. A stunning show of fruit and precision. Drink now through 2040.\n