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2020 Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec

Vouvray, France

A thrilling jolt of Chenin electricity from Vouvray's greatest producer, from their most minerally vineyard.. Could drink Le Mont 24 hours a day.

HIGH SCORE

$105.00

About

About the Wine

Of their three sites, Huet's steep rocky Le Mont vineyard produces their most linear, racy wines, but with plenty of layered, golden richness. This is the where to go for great Sec and Demi-Sec Vouvray, with crystalline purity and punch.

This is just at the start of its life, but early drinkers will revel in its fleshy youth, with citrus, chalk and floral elements.

Lip-smackingly crunchy yet satisfyingly textural. Just 5-6 grams of residual sugar, so very much a dry Sec style.

About Domaine Huet

Founded in 1928 Domaine Huet is the icon producer of Vouvray, on the northern bank of the mighty Loire River. Across their three famous vineyard sites, Le Mont, Le Haut Lieu and Clos du Bourg they make wines of great concentration and longevity, realising the inner brilliance of Chenin Blanc.

One of the earliest adherents of biodynamic viticulture and winemaking, Huet was a low-intervention producer before the term was ever known, with no additions save for minimal sulphur.

The Clos du Bourg vineyard
The Clos du Bourg vineyard
Vouvray, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

The dry wines of the Mont express themselves on the minerality of this flint terroir placed on limestone. A "chiseled" structure often carried by beautiful acidity draws a tense finish. Saline or with hints of flint, these cuvées are distinguished, the purity in the mouth carries complex and elegant aromas.

The dryness expresses mineral tension. The nose exalts a spring fragrance, jasmine and orange blossom intermingle with notes of pome fruits. The palate is exquisite without opulence, tangy notes of Granny Smith apple wonderfully support stone fruit flavors. The finish is harmonious, the acidity plays in concert with the bitterness of the Chenin and very slight residual sugars.

Blend : Chenin Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2036
Bottle Size : 750ml

Longtime Huet vineyard manager Jean-Bernard Berthomé
Longtime Huet vineyard manager Jean-Bernard Berthomé
Vouvray, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
Vinous.com

"“The pure and intriguing nose of the 2020 Le Mont Sec is fine and focused, offering a flinty, smoky note as well as white flowers, pineapple and just-ripe pear. A taut and precise style that delivers plenty of concentration yet conveys a sense of delicacy in the mouth. It has a fine, structured, lengthy finish, an element of tension holding the palate with confident grip. 96-97 Points." - Rebecca Gibb (Vinous)

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