Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premier Trie is a biodynamic, barrel-aged sweet wine made by Domaine Huet with the Chenin Blanc variety in the AOC Vouvray denomination, in Loire (France).
Although Domaine Huet was founded by Victor Huet in 1928, it was his son Gastón who made this estate one of the largest in France. When he died in 2002, the winery was acquired by New York businessman Anthony Hwang and, along with Noël Pinguet, son-in-law of Gaston Huet they secured the winery’s future. Jean-Bernard Berthomé is the winemaker currently in charge of the winery and the leading figure when it comes to promoting biodynamic agriculture in these precious terroirs.
Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premier Trie comes from a selection of different vines in search of the most ripe grapes. The grapes are so ripe that some are even botrytized, which brings an impressive concentration of sugar and acidity. This is possible because the grapes benefit from the humidity of the nearby Loire River combined with the autumn sun. This work requires human patience and meticulousness, which, combined with the use of biodynamic practices, makes it possible to extract the maximum expression from the soil.
In the winery, the grapes selected to make the Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premier Trie wine ferment until that process is stopped to leave relatively high amounts of sugars. The wine is then aged in wooden barrels.
Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premier Trie is a slightly sweet wine where the alcohol is offset by a fine citric acidity. Minerality and purity.