Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec 2017, Vouvray, Loire Valley, France

Since its founding in 1928, Vouvray’s Domaine Huet has been the standard-bearer for great, ageworthy Chenin Blanc. Year after year, the estate produces some of the world’s most compelling white wines – and in a remarkable range that spans sparkling, dry, semi-dry, and breathtaking dessert styles. As the estate prospered in the post-WWII era, Gaston secured two additional prime vineyards on the Premiere Cote that would ensure the domaine’s stature: Le Mont (purchased in 1957) and Clos du Bourg (farmed since 1953, purchased in 1963). Collectively, these three vineyards, and the wines made from them, account for Huet being the greatest of all Vouvray producers. Clos du Bourg – Gaston Huet believed this to be the greatest of all Vouvray vineyards. With the Premiere Cote’s shallowest, stoniest soils, its wines often synthesize Le Mont’s intense minerality with Le Haut-Lieu’s generous texture.