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WTN: Vouvray Clos du Bourg from Huet

by Tim York » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:38 am

Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec 2007 - Domaine Huet - Alc.13% -(approx. €18). Vignoble conduit en agriculture bio-dynamique DEMETER. Certifié par Ecocert. (i.e. no Demeter biodynamic certificate for the wine-making.)

I am really enjoying this month's Wine Focus. So many organic and biodynamic estates are absolutely first class and a few are represented in my cellar.

C: Pale yellow.
N: Subdued at first but developing a delicious marriage of white fruit (a lot of apple) and minerals.
P: Delicious. Beautifully focussed but mouth-filling, quite deep and long with primary white fruit well balanced by lively acidity and abundant minerals. There is just a hint of rawness on the finish which should disappear as the wine matures and complexifies. 16.5/20+++.
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Re: WTN: Vouvray Clos du Bourg from Huet

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:05 pm

Always enjoy Huet notes anywhere I can find them! Your notes along with blogs from Jim Budd and Chris K keep us all on our toes!
Tim, I have 2 bottles of the `99 Sec. When do you think this wine might be at its peak?
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Re: WTN: Vouvray Clos du Bourg from Huet

by Tim York » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:14 pm

Bob, 1999 wasn't generally a very exciting year for Loire wines with its wet autumn and some had off flavours, e.g. even in Foreau's moelleux there were iodine notes which i didn't care for. I think that the Huet sec should, however, be OK but I would open one soon. Jim or Chris would probably have a better view if you can raise them.
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Re: WTN: Vouvray Clos du Bourg from Huet

by David M. Bueker » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:56 pm

Tim - do you know when Huet officially received the Demeter certification?
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Re: WTN: Vouvray Clos du Bourg from Huet

by Tim York » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:06 am

David M. Bueker wrote:Tim - do you know when Huet officially received the Demeter certification?


Here is what the Huet website says about it without answering your question precisely http://www.huet-echansonne.com/MaisonHu ... gueSite=EN .

I have bottles of Moelleux 1990 without a Demeter certificate and bottles of 1995 sec with.
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