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Best of the Best 2016: Leisure | International White Wines: Domaine Huet 2013 Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg Loire Valley

Severely allocated due to demand and small production, this Chenin Blanc has an inimitable personality...

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Domaine Huet is widely regarded as the best producer in Vouvray, and the Clos du Bourg has been known to charm after an astonishing century of aging. Severely allocated due to ample demand and small production, this Chenin Blanc has an inimitable, unforgettable personality. It delivers notes of honey, chamomile tea, ginger, wet wool, and slightly oxidized yellow apple. 

  • The grapes are farmed biodynamically, which adds depth, liveliness, and personality.
  • Huet also produces Cuvée Constance, a great dessert wine made from late-harvest Chenin Blanc.
  • Gaston Huet died in 2002 and the domaine was sold to the Hwang family, who have carried on his traditions.

Domaine Huet, domainehuet.com ($33)

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