HistoryDomaine Huet founded in 1928 by Victor Huet and his son Gaston today has thirty hectares of Chenin planted on three plots: Haut-Lieu, Mont and Clos du Bourg. The estate was one of the precursors of the biodynamic culture in the French vineyard. This method of cultivation which respects the soil, the plant and the environment, allows to develop the character of our wines and top reserve the authenticity of the soils.
The works of the vineyard are guided by the different rhythms of the planets, in the manner, more or less conscious, winemakers of past centuries.
Wealth and Balance
The vouvrillon grape variety is composed of a single variety, the Chenin, more poetically called "Moonlight Plan". Although it is often declined in Vouvray ineffervescent, it is a grape variety which translates marvelously the soils and the vintages on the still wines. Recognized for their natural acidity and their captivating aromatic palette, Chenin's wines evolve slowly, gaining finesse and subtlety.
The sacred land
Softly over time the universe reveals its mysteries. This is where the winemakers of Domaine Huet patiently sought to discover the Chenin. Help the vine find its balance in its natural environment and the energies that surround it.
The biodynamic agriculture practiced for more than twenty-five years, contributes to reveal the essence of the terroirs in each of our cuvées. Thus, the flexibility of the brown clays of the Haut-Lieu, the chiseled flint of the Mont and the roundness of limestone Clos du Bourg give the Chenin an incomparable elegance.
But there are still many things to discover in the basement vouvrillon.
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Warm and temperate
Stony, green clay, flint stone, clay-limestone, siliceous
Biodynamic culture/ Manual harvest
AGE OF VINES
BEHIND THE WINES
The Hwang Family and Jean-Bernard Berthomé
Today Domaine Huet is owned and operated by American brother-sister duo, Sarah & Hugo Hwang, who have kept the team in tact, including manager Jean - Bernard Berthomé who joined the estate in 1979. With his years of experience working with the appellation's greatest terroirs, Jean-Bernard and his team are achieving incredible transparency, purity, and balance in the wines of this world- renowned estate.