Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec 2020 750ml - Vine Republic
Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec 2020 750ml
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Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec 2020

  • v95-97
  • ws96
  • wa95-96

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region France, Loire Valley, Vouvray
Brand Domaine Huet
The estate's first vineyard, purchased in 1928. Its nine hectares have the richest soils and, generally, yields the most precocious wines. Undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation in large, old oak demi-muids as well as stainless steel vats. There is no encouragement of the malolactic fermentation, thus many Huet wines remain rich in malic acid, a character that brings an age-worthiness to the wines. The concentration of residual sugar in demi-sec cuvées is traditionally around 10-20 g/l.
Vinous
  • v95-97

Pear and pineapple aromas meet fine, floral characters in the 2020 Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu. While this wine's edges are rounded, it is refined and elegant. It has a sense of density on the mid-palate, but it's not about weight or richness despite its demi-sec status. The wine has an intensity and a structured core reflecting the naturally low yields here. While there is 20g/L of residual sugar, a sense of freshness and underlying urgency pulls this wine through, leaving an off-dry impression.

Wine Spectator
  • ws96

This broad, striking white is elegant and rich with complexity, featuring green melon, yellow fig, ginger and verbena notes, underscored with heather, stone, flint and spice details. Offers great energy and tension, showcasing expert craftsmanship. Drink now through 2036. 4,100 cases made.-G.S

October 31, 2021
Wine Advocate
  • wa95-96

Pure, fresh and limey on the deep yet bright and precisely flinty-chalky nose, the 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec is a Chenin full of crunchy energy and charm, thanks to its concentrated but round and lush fruit. This full-bodied wine is intense, tight and long but also finessed and vibrantly fresh on the finish, which reveals this crunchy flint stone structure and tension that guarantees an ability to age for decades, though the wine is already dangerously stimulating today. 2027 - 2060

May 13, 2021