Domaine Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec 2015 [6/cs]

domaine huet vouvray clos du bourg demi-sec
France Loire
Chenin Blanc
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2015

The Chenin Blanc grapes that were grown in the Clos du Bourg vineyard are tended and hand-harvested with the utmost care to preserve the delicate aromatics that make Domaine Huet’s Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec so special. Characterized by deep clay-rich soil interspersed with white chalk, the Clos du Bourg vineyard is a site where Chenin Blanc is able to express its wonderful aromatics while maintaining a racy acidity. This dynamic makes the wines entirely cellar-worthy. Like all of Huet’s vineyards, the land has been treated according to biodynamic principles for over 25 years.

 

“The 2015 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec displays a well defined and complex bouquet of ripe and concentrated fruits intertwined with chalky flavours. Dense and elegant on the palate, with a mouth-filling fruit and a perfect sweetness that counterbalances the raciness and firm mineral structure, this is a finesse-full and powerful Chenin with lots of salt and tension. A gorgeous, precise and vivacious wine with great aging potential. 2020-2040.”

95 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2016

 

“Quite ripe, with tropical mango and papaya notes mixed with peach, apple and quince flavors. Pretty ginger and heather notes fill in the background, while the finish shows a well-embedded mineral edge, imparting tension to match the opulence. Best from 2017 through 2030. 200 cases imported.”

94 points, Wine Spectator, Sept 2016