Country: France Region: Loire
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2021 Colour: White Style: Dry
The 35 hectares of vineyards of the Huet Domaine are carefully cultivated according to biodynamic principles on chalky soil bordered by stone walls. The Clos du Bourg sec wine, made with 100% Chenin Blanc, is a wine with ripe fruit flavours of great depth, highlighting the roundness of the limestone terroir.
Domaine Huet is an out-of-this-world winery. This is the most important Chenin Blanc producer in the world. This estate has won the heart of some of the major wine critics in the universe, who just can’t stop talking about it. Wine Spectator said, “Domaine Huet is a benchmark Chenin Blanc producer in Vouvray, an appellation in the Touraine district.” Decanter stated that it is “revered for its age-worthy Chenin Blancs,” and Vinous Media declared that “Domaine Huet is, perhaps, Vouvray's most famous name. No matter the site or the sweetness level, there is an ethereal and elegant quality to these wines that defy scientific analysis.”
The Clos du Bourg Vouvray Sec shows a beautiful and elegant nose, dominated by orchard fruits, acacia, and toast. The textural palate is full and intense with flavours of rhubarb compote, red fruits, and exotic spices. Rounded, mineral, and exquisite complexity show effortless power. This is a meditation wine that will age gracefully.
95 points Vinous
The 2021 Clos du Bourg Sec is an ample, full bodied wine with a stream of acidity. Pure, floral and fragrant with aromas of pineapple, violets and fresh grapes. While rich, it is light in sensation, like a cloud of Chenin filling the mouth, and finishes with a fine, almost powdery and chalky texture. (RG)
Food Matches: Rich fish, poultry, mild and soft cheese.