2007 Huët "Le Haut Lieu" Vouvray Sec

SKU #1044846

We are so very very pleased to have this opportunity to offer you the latest from one of the premier producers of Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley, if not the world. Maison Huet has been a leading force in the Vouvray appellation for quite sometime now. Founded in 1928, the estate now covers 35 hectares, which are divided up between three properties: Le Mont, Le Haut-Lieu and Le Clos du Bourg - throughout the region that have been farmed in the biodynamic method since 1990. These wines are stunning and are worth being in your cellar. Legends in the making here! Stretching 9 hectares Le Haut-Lieu provides extremely deep limestone and brown clay soils. Due to the rich heavy soils the wines from this site tend to have a richer rounder character, deep nuances of stone fruit and finish off with a mouthwatering, juicy finish.

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Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/16/2009 | Send Email
This wine stresses me out because I can't decide if I want to drink it now and bask in its greatness or age it for seven years and let it really develop. The Huet wines are legendary and we are lucky to finally carry them. The Lieu Sec has a clean, clear, and mild palate with faint hints of stone fruits, gentle acidity and some green apple on the finish. This wine epitomizes the word "delicacy."

Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/23/2009 | Send Email
What can you say about Huet? The wines are so effortlessly classy, pure and seamless. Noel Pinguet makes some of the world's best wines, which in the case of his '07 secs can be yours for $30. The Le Haut Lieu Sec bottling shows yellow fruits on the nose with a hint of jasmine. Focused like a laser beam, a slightly honeyed Chenin laser beam. A bit of quince flavor sneaks in on the mid-palate as well. Buy as much of this serious white as you can afford, and start drinking it in 6 or so years.

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Chenin Blanc

- Also called Pineau de la Loire and Pineau d'Anjou. Chenin Blanc is an expressive white French varietal that makes beautiful dry, sweet and sparkling wines. Traditionally grown in the Loire Valley, the wines made from this varietal are typically labeled geographically. Vouvray Chenins are traditionally medium-sweet; Savennières Chenins are typically bright and crisp; Coteaux du Layon Chenins like Bonezeaux and Quarts de Chaume are among the world's most sought-after sweet wines, and the sparkling Chenins of Saumur are perfumed and delicious. What all of these iterations of the grape have in common is their ability to age, a gift bestowed upon them because of the grape's naturally high-acidity.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.


- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.