Fine Wine Loire - Domaine Huet Vouvray Masterclass
We are delighted to host an absolutely stunning tasting showcasing the exquisite wines of Vouvray's most famous estate, Domaine Huet. The tasting will be led by Jimmy Smith who is an expert and enthusiastic ambassador for the complex wines of Vouvray. This is a great opportunity to taste the best Chenin Blanc in the world.
The tasting will discover a diverse range from the long-lived Chenin Blanc grape variety including dry, medium-dry and sweet white wines and a sparkling style from vintages spanning back to 1986. It is an excellent opportunity to taste an amazing range of wine styles from just one grape variety, Chenin Blanc, and also why this variety is possibly the greatest white grape variety in the world for ageing e.g. we'll taste three vintages of Le Mont Sec, a dry Vouvray from Huet, to see how the Chenin Blanc grape variety matures.
The Wonderful Wines on Tasting (9):
- Vouvray Petillant Brut 2007 (Sparkling)
- Le Mont Sec 2010 (Dry White)
- Le Mont Sec 2005 (Dry White)
- Le Mont Sec 2002 (Dry White)
- Le Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec 2010 (Medium-Dry)
- Le Haut Lieu Demi-Sec 2002 (Medium-Dry)
- Le Haut Lieu Moelleux 1990 (Sweet)
- Le Clos du Bourg Moelleux 2002 (Sweet)
- Le Clos du Bourg Moelleux 1986 (Sweet)
Domaine Huet: Par Excellence
Domaine Huet now farm a total of 35 hectares of vines split among the three single vineyards; Le Haut Lieu, Le Clos du Bourg and Le Mont. The estate is 100% Chenin Blanc with 50% of the vineyard classed as old-vines. Few would argue that the reputation of Vouvray as an appellation producing great wines lies with the influence of a single individual: the original owner Gaston Huet. Not only was Gaston a legend within the region, but his tireless work sitting on various national committees helped shape the future of French wine culture. His quest for the highest quality Chenin Blanc has been passed on to the Pinguets running the estate on biodynamic principles. Today the estate is owned by Anthony Hwang who also has interests in the regal Tokaj in Hungary. A Sweet Wine fanatic.
Jimmy Smith (Wine School Owner) - "Possibly the most exciting tasting for me personally on our packed calender. I love Chenin Blanc from Vouvray in its' myriad of styles - from everything from bone dry to ultra-sweet, still to sparkling and with an excellent ability to mature for decades perhaps centuries. This is contender for King of the Whites"
Only a limited number of places available so book this tasting below now!
Places Available: 9
Course Date/Time: Thu 21st Jun 2012 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham