Vouvray, Le Haut Lieu, Moelleux, 2008

  Gaston Huët

Vouvray, Le Haut Lieu, Moelleux

The result of a much later harvest than the dry wines (which is not always the case) this has 60g/l of sugar and has held its acidity really well. Fruity, elegant and spritzy, very fine and long with a hint of nice defining steeliness but predominantly the flavours are of ripe peach, Williams pear, nectarine and Cox Pippin. Beautifully pure and displaying great lightness of touch without being at all weak.

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Vouvray

The most famous Chenin Blanc producing region in the Loire and home to the famous cave cellars dug into the Tuffeau banks of the Loire. The wines from Vouvray, almost exclusively Chenin Blanc, can be produced in styles ranging from the utterly dry, through demi sec, (medium-dry) to the sweet moelleux. The latter is produced by numerous passages through the vineyards, and only in exceptional years. Due to the exceptional acidities present in these wines they have an ability to age only matched, in white wines, by German Riesling.