Huet Vouvray Moelleux Haut-Lieu

Country: 
France
Region: 
Loire
Item code: 
FHT106
Vintage: 
2015
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Vouvray
Wine type: 
Sweet / Fortified
Biodynamic: 
Certified
Huet
Varietals: 
Chenin Blanc
Haut-Lieu is the estate’s first vineyard, purchased in 1928.
South-facing
Limestone-rich, clay soils
The vines are farmed using biodynamic methods and harvested by hand.
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 cuvees typically have more than 30 g/l residual sugar
Aged in large demi-muids
1,000 - 1,500 cases
The nine hectares of Haut Lieu have the richest soils and generally yield the most precocious wines. 12.5% alc, 45 gr/l RS
95
Offers a big, broad feel, with layers of glazed pear, apple and peach falling over each other, backed by fresh ginger, honeysuckle and quince notes. Everything pulls together through the finish, with green tea accents and racy minerality providing the foil. Drink now through 2035
Field Publication Computed: 
Wine Spectator
Field Rating Computed: 
95\nOffers a big, broad feel, with layers of glazed pear, apple and peach falling over each other, backed by fresh ginger, honeysuckle and quince notes. Everything pulls together through the finish, with green tea accents and racy minerality providing the foil. Drink now through 2035\n