Snapshot
Vintage: 2009
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Vouvray
Wine type: White
Varietals: Chenin Blanc
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: The estate’s first vineyard, purchased in 1928. This wine is made from the non-grafted vines planted on the lower section of the 9 hectares vineyard where the soils are richest. The 2007 Demi-Sec is the first Franc de Pieds released by the estate in the US market.
Orientation: South-facing
Soil: Limestone-rich, clay soils
Viticulture: All grapes harvest by hand, which enables picking by successive tries. each tri being a separate pass by the workers through the vineyard, ensuring only the best bunches of ripest (or even botrytised) grapes.
Vinification: 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. The concentration of residual sugar in demi-sec cuvées is traditionally around 10-20 g/l
Aging: Aged in large demi-muids
Production: 1,000 - 1,500 cases