Vouvray "Le Haut Lieu" Sec, Huet
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Vouvray "Le Haut Lieu" Sec, Huet - 2021

Item # 33171 750mL
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Production Methods




Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

Stretching over nine hectares, Le Haut-Lieu provides extremely deep limestone and brown clay soils. The heavy soils result in richer and rounder character in this wine. This is a very expressive Chenin Blanc with orange blossom, honeysuckle, and apple. Mouthwatering, juicy finish.

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Staff Pick Notes

This is it, my final writing and it feel like the four walls of restriction just felt down, so a poem for what I love the most: For my last staff pick Only the best wine should I pick Remembering all my notes Zesty lemon, orange blossom Another complicated label? Just trust your palate! Unknown grapes? Vintage of the century? Empty your brain Never doubt yourself This is the beverage of the gods Unless it is yours Savor it with your love

- MB

Astor's Glossary of Terms


There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly...

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