Domaine Huet 'Clos du Bourg' Vouvray Demi-Sec 2022
Clos du Bourg—Gaston Huët believed this to be the greatest of all Vouvray vineyards. With the Première Côte’s poorest, shallowest, stoniest soils, Clos du Bourg wines often produces the most powerful wine in the lineup, synthesizing Le Mont’s intense minerality with Le Haut-Lieu’s generous texture.
Domaine Huet is an iconic Vouvray producer and lauded for making some of the world’s most compelling white wines, including some of the longest-lived sweet wines.
Founded in 1928 by Gaston Huet with the purchase of the vineyard “Le Haut Lieu”, the estate expanded in the mid-1950s with the acquisition of two additional vineyards on the Première Côte — Le Mont (purchased in 1957) and Clos du Bourg (farmed since 1953, purchased in 1963) — which ensured the domaine’s place in the French wine pantheon.
One of the earliest practicioners of Biodynamics, Domaine Huet started farming Biodynamically in 1990, and have been certified since 1993.
Today Domaine Huet is owned and operated by American brother-sistor duo, Sarah & Hugo Hwang, who since taking over have maintained continuity of the key vineyard/cellar team, including manager Jean-Bernard Berthomé who joined the estate in 1979 (and retired after the 2019 vintage), and today, under Benjamin Joliveau, a Vouvray native who worked hand-in-hand with Jean-Bernard starting in 2009.
The Hwang’s, along with the Huet team, continue to produce wines of incredible transparency, purity, and balance at this world-renowned estate.