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2018 Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux

ITEM 8017928 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
4 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8057468 2 $35 Jan 9, 2022
I8043270 1 $35 Dec 26, 2021
I8024890 4 $36 Dec 12, 2021
I8024889 2 $35 Dec 12, 2021
I8010636 2 $35 Nov 28, 2021
I7995270 3 $38 Nov 7, 2021
I7990612 3 $35 Oct 31, 2021
I7984901 6 $35 Oct 24, 2021
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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

...gorgeous, exotic wine. Jasmine, lemon oil and ginger lead into a core of green orchard fruit as the 2018 shows off its considerable charms...absolutely exquisite beauty, the 2018 is precise and sculpted, with its sweetness very nicely integrated.

93The Wine Advocate

...clear and seductively ripe... Sweet and lush but fine and filigreed on the palate, this is a salty, frisky, elegant, densely woven and well-structured Haut-Lieu with fine tannins and a long, complex finish that is rich and finessed at the same time, with lingering piquancy and stimulating salinity.

93Wine Spectator

Round and harmonious, with a suave texture and notes of ripe Bosc pear, white peach and elderflower. Shows hints of brioche and glaze, while the acidity cuts through, giving this balance and vibrancy.

PRODUCER

Domaine Huet

Domaine Huet is one of Vouvray’s most venerable producers, and its Chenin Blanc is, year in and year out, a gold standard for the appellation. Older wines from this domaine are also found under the label Gaston Huet and S.A. Huet. The estate was founded in 1928 by Victor Huet, a Parisian restaurateur whose fragile health prompted him to leave Paris for the life of a country vigneron. His son Gaston carried on the legacy for more than 55 years, expanding the estate and fine tuning the estate’s unmistakable style. Gaston’s son-in-law Noel Pinguet joined the business in 1971. Together the men shifted the 95-acre estate to biodynamic farming in the 1980s and earned international acclaim for their wines. Gaston died in 2002 and Pinguet took over estate management in tandem with an American business partner, Anthony Hwang. Today the estate is run by Jean-Bernard Berthomé and the Hwang family. The domaine’s various Vouvrays are widely admired. Wine Advocate has noted that “Domaine Huet in Vouvray is one of the few world class producers in the Loire Valley.”

REGION

France, Loire Valley, Vouvray

Vouvray is on the right bank of the Loire River, in one of the most picturesque and photographed regions of France. It is close to the city of Tours and the many famous châteaux of the Loire Valley. The appellation takes its name from the commune of Vouvray and it was awarded appellation d’origine contrôlée status in 1936. The 5,000 vineyard acres within the appellation are almost exclusively planted to Chenin Blanc, though the white grape Arbois is permitted. The Chenin Blanc wines of Vouvray are noted for their naturally high acidity, and the wines can be made in a variety of styles from dry to sweet, and sparkling wines are also allowed. The wines are also notable for their ability to age. Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley’s finest producers are highly prized by wine enthusiasts with a taste for distinctive whites.