2020 Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux Premiere Trie

Highly Rated
Full-bodied, lush and silky this wine has a magical seam of minerality and a salty zip that brings real freshness. A uniquely vibrant and energetic sweet wine that will make you feel alive!

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Premiere Trie refers to the harvesting process whereby grapes are selected, often one by one and during three separate visits to the vineyard, from bunches affected either by botrytis or dried by wind and sun.

The style sits at the sweetest end of the spectrum but it’s also important to note that the classification refers as much to texture and mouthfeel as it does perceived sweetness.

This is a textural delight, lush, silky, creamy and round, it slip slides across your palate awash with quince, orange and camomile but is held resolutely in place by powerful acid and minerality.

As the notes below suggest this is light style of Premiere Trie, as fresh and elegant as it is lush. Magical Chenin.

Le Haut Lieu was the Huet’s first Estate vineyard, purchased in 1928. Situated on the ‘Première Côte’, it’s a nine hectare plot on deep, brown, chalky clay, known locally as aubuis. Here the yellow limestone bedrock (tuffeau) lies as far as four metres down, making for a richer soil that produces round and supple wines that can drink very well young. It generally produces the earliest maturing of the three cuvées, and is usually the first to be ready for drinking. Saying that, like the Clos du Bourg and Le Mont, the wines can be extremely long-lived (certain vintages 50+ years!)

96 Points - "The citrus-colored sample of the 2020 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux Première Trie still shows a very fine CO2 perlage in the glass that opens with clear and concentrated but also lush fruit and floral and chalky aromas, with lemon confit and fig mustard. Very elegant and even playful on the palate, with finely vivacious acidity, this full-bodied, silky and salty-piquant Haut-Lieu is beautiful in its terroir expression that favors a fruitier, fresher and more elegant style that is impossible not to like. Some of our readers might find it too vivacious and salty (while looking for hedonistic sweet wines), but as a critic, I am totally fine with this style. The aging potential should be great."- Stephan Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate)

93 Points - "The 2020 Le Haut Lieu Moelleux Première Trie is pretty gorgeous with its sweet embrace (71g/L residual sugar) caressing the palate like a silky-smooth velouté. It sits calmly in the mouth, showing the typical fruit-forward character of the site, all oranges, chamomile and violets. The deeply satisfying finish provides the merest of grips, and fresh acid makes your mouth water. Already delicious in its youth, this wine has the concentration, acidity and sweetness to age gracefully, as Huet fans will know well." Rebecca Gibb (Vinous)

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