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Le Mont Sec

Huet, Le Mont Sec 2016

R620

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Domaine Huet is the region’s most famous producer. Known for their elegant, flinty style, the domaine's wines are amongst the finest and longest lasting white wines in the world! Produced from 3 vineyards in varying degrees of sweetness depending on the vintage, the hallmark of Huet’s wines is their unmistakable freshness and natural acidity.

We are humbled to offer Domaine Huet’s iconic 2016 Vouvrays. The 3 vineyards of Le Mont, Le Haut-Lieu and Clos du Bourg produce mineral-styled, long-ageing Chenin Blancs of varying sweetness that, according to Neal Martin, will ‘silence a dinner party with awe and wonderment’.

Domaine Huet was established in 1928 and has been farmed biodynamically since 1990. Winemaker Jean-Bernard Barthomé classifies the complicated 2016 vintage as ‘exceptional’ as frost reduced yields by 50% but the harvest conditions were remarkably dry. As a result, Huet produced wines at all levels of sweetness from Sec to Première Trie. These 2016s complete an unprecedented trio of great vintages – following the classical and fresh 2014s and the powerful 2015s.

‘All the wines are very delicate, elegant, pure and superbly balanced expressions of their specific terroirs,’ writes Wine Advocate who gave the wines massive ratings along with Wine Spectator.

Tasting notes:
'Green plum and verbena notes lead the way for now, with a flash of quinine on the finish. This is juicy, but still a bit compact overall, with the core of ample pear, quince and ginger flavors in reserve. Just wait for everything to knit together and stretch out, as the purity and length are there. Best from 2018 through 2028.' – Wine spectator, 94/100

'From the pebbly flint and deep green clay soils of this exceptional eight-hectare vineyard, Huet's 2016 Vouvray Le Mont Sec is lean, pure, fresh and aromatic on the flinty/herbal nose that is still young and restrained. Round, lush and silky-elegant on the palate, this is a juicy and very aromatic Chenin Blanc with delicate mineral and tannic grip. Still young but with excellent potential to develop even more finesse and elegance over the years in bottle. Tasted February 2018.’ – Wine Advocate, 91/100

Domaine Huet is the region’s most famous producer. Known for their elegant, flinty style, the domaine's wines are amongst the finest and longest lasting white wines in the world! Produced from 3 vineyards in varying degrees of sweetness depending on the vintage, the hallmark of Huet’s wines is their unmistakable freshness and natural acidity.

We are humbled to offer Domaine Huet’s iconic 2016 Vouvrays. The 3 vineyards of Le Mont, Le Haut-Lieu and Clos du Bourg produce mineral-styled, long-ageing Chenin Blancs of varying sweetness that, according to Neal Martin, will ‘silence a dinner party with awe and wonderment’.

Domaine Huet was established in 1928 and has been farmed biodynamically since 1990. Winemaker Jean-Bernard Barthomé classifies the complicated 2016 vintage as ‘exceptional’ as frost reduced yields by 50% but the harvest conditions were remarkably dry. As a result, Huet produced wines at all levels of sweetness from Sec to Première Trie. These 2016s complete an unprecedented trio of great vintages – following the classical and fresh 2014s and the powerful 2015s.

‘All the wines are very delicate, elegant, pure and superbly balanced expressions of their specific terroirs,’ writes Wine Advocate who gave the wines massive ratings along with Wine Spectator.

Tasting notes:
'Green plum and verbena notes lead the way for now, with a flash of quinine on the finish. This is juicy, but still a bit compact overall, with the core of ample pear, quince and ginger flavors in reserve. Just wait for everything to knit together and stretch out, as the purity and length are there. Best from 2018 through 2028.' – Wine spectator, 94/100

'From the pebbly flint and deep green clay soils of this exceptional eight-hectare vineyard, Huet's 2016 Vouvray Le Mont Sec is lean, pure, fresh and aromatic on the flinty/herbal nose that is still young and restrained. Round, lush and silky-elegant on the palate, this is a juicy and very aromatic Chenin Blanc with delicate mineral and tannic grip. Still young but with excellent potential to develop even more finesse and elegance over the years in bottle. Tasted February 2018.’ – Wine Advocate, 91/100

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WS 94

Country

FR

Region

Loire

Style

White

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