Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec (750ml)
CheeseFoie GrasSpicy Foods
Pronounced aromas of almond, fresh herbs, honey and baked apple. The palate is off dry with juicy high acidity, richly textured and concentrated ripe pear and minerality that carry through to a long finish. Drinking well now but also tastes and feels like this is a wine with serious ageing potential.
The Chenin Blanc grapes for this wine come from the 8 hectare Le Mont vineyard; which is characterized by its flinty soil; pebbly clay and silica. The grapes are hand harvested in two or three passages through the vineyard in October and early November. Bunches are gently pressed intact and wild yeast fermented in large and small oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Fermentation is stopped by racking the wine and adding sulfur dioxide (which is the only addition) and then lightly filtered before bottling.