2007 Huet "Cuvée Huet" Vouvray Petillant Sec

SKU #1118046

Maison Huet has been a leading force in the Vouvray appellation for quite sometime now, and today is regarded as one of the premier producers of Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley, if not the world. 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 - all that have been farmed biodynamically since 1990. These wines are stunning and are worth being in your cellar. In addition to its famous vineyard-designated wines, Huet also produces this delightful sparkling Pétillant, a blend of fruit from the aforementioned 'big three' vineyards with other small parcels on the estate.

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By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/12/2013  | Send Email
A sparkling wine that is bone dry, yet loaded with honeyed fruit along with a rounder, softer mouthfeel. This thing is just brimming with stonefruit and mineral notes. A fantastic sparkling wine that offers a stark and delicious contrast from the Champagne world.

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/8/2013  | Send Email
Dry, but definitely not bone dry, this Sec offers a complex nose of dried peach and pear, honey, nutty lees, and lanolin, with notes of candied orange peel and stony minerals. The palate is saturated and intense, but balanced by precise acidity and marked by the slightest hints of umami. It fills the mouth with a rich mousse, then narrows to a focused finish that lingers with flavor. Pair it with wild mushroom 'vols-au-vent' to draw out the wine's subtle savor.

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Varietal:

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.
Country:

France

- 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.
Sub-Region:

Loire

- 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.