Info about the wine
Above the estate's tuffeau caves on the first Vouvray plateau on a southern exposure, Le Mont is one of the most appreciated vineyards in the appellation, known for its history and long-lived wines.
Info about the situation
Nine hectares of pebbly flint soil and deep green clay provide a unique expression of the Chenin Blanc variety. Its terroir brings out intensity and minerality as well as a refined structure supported by a beautiful acidity.
Light golden yellow.
The 2018 Vouvray Le Mont Demi Sec seduces on the nose with a pronounced minerality reminiscent of smoke, flint, limestone and sea air. Delicately sweet fruit notes of candied apple, quince jelly and orange emerge from the glass after a longer opening, including iodine and delicately tart aromas.
At the palate it presents itself very charming with fine sweetness. The mineral notes of the nose come to bear here even more and stimulate pleasantly. The whole is accompanied by a fresh acidity and a fine tannin note. The wine has grip and depth. In the long aftertaste, we encounter impressions that remind us of bitter orange jam and orange zest. An extremely exciting white wine, which is only at the beginning of its development and which will develop beautifully in the next few years.
Be sure to decant and enjoy not too cold from large glasses.
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Char ceviche with oranges, Taggiasca olives and fennel
- Saltimbocca of monkfish with spicy chickpea and bean salad
- Strawberries with yellow peach in mint Vouvray jelly
Domaine Huet, 11 rue de la Croix Buisée, 37210 Vouvray / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01