White Wine France
Domaine Huet Vouvray 'Le Haut Lieu' Sec from Loire
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Domaine Huet Vouvray 'Le Haut Lieu' Sec from the Loire region is a wine that has been making waves with its complex flavor profile and impressive longevity. This crisp, dry white wine offers up notes of ripe apple, honey, and citrus, giving it a bright and refreshing taste. Its minerality is also noteworthy, adding an extra layer of complexity to this delightful beverage. With its perfect balance between acidity and sweetness, it's no wonder why this wine has become so popular – it's simply too good to resist!
A Little Trivia
One unique and funny thing about Domaine Huet is that it claims to have created the world's first Vouvray champagne in 1768. This sparkling wine was made by accident when a barrel of Vouvray stored in the cellars began to ferment and carbonate the wine due to a naturally occurring process. To this day, the Champagne Vouvray produced by Domaine Huet still carries this same unintended sparkle!
History of This Wine
The Domaine Huet Vouvray 'Le Haut Lieu' Sec is a white wine from the Loire Valley in France. It is produced by the Huet family, who have been making wine in the region since 1928. The vineyard was first planted in 1952 and has since become one of the most renowned producers of Vouvray wines.
The Le Haut Lieu Sec is made from 100% Chenin Blanc grapes grown on clay-limestone soils. The grapes are harvested late to ensure maximum ripeness and complexity. The wine is aged for 12 months in stainless steel tanks before being bottled.
Notable vintage years include 2009, which was awarded a Gold Medal at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris, and 2011, which was awarded a Silver Medal at the same competition. In 2012, Domaine Huet was named “Best French Winery” by Wine Spectator magazine.
What To Serve With This Wine?
This wine pairs well with a variety of dishes, from light seafood and poultry to rich cheeses and charcuterie. It is especially good with Asian dishes like sushi and sashimi, as well as grilled fish and shellfish. It also goes well with creamy sauces, mushrooms, roasted vegetables, pork dishes, and aged cheeses.