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2009 Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux

Light label condition issue

Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner; Removed from passive storage; previously stored in a temperature and humidity controlled cellar

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

This wants to be lush, with a core of mango and green fig fruit, but the minerality, ginger blossom and melon rind notes harness it all. The long, pure finish has a lingering green tea note that echoes at the very end.

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.