If there was to be only one gold standard for Chenin Blanc it would be Huet. Loire Valley's village of Vouvray has been home to the domaine since its first of three famous vineyards, Le Haut-Lieu, was purchased in 1928. Today's offer features an incredibly rare horizontal of the dry, or "Sec" cuvées, from the most prized vintage of the decade, 2010. 

Huet's brilliance is their work running the entire range from dry sparkling (the Pétillant featured below) all the way through the very sweetest (Cuvée Constance, also featured below). As an appellation, Vouvray traces production back to the 9th century, but it wasn't until Victor Huët relocated here from Paris that he began the domaine. Victor's son Gaston took over in 1937, and after spending five years in a German POW camp he returned home and purchased the next duo of vineyards, Le Mont and Clos du Bourg. Today, this Grand Cru level trio of bottlings are revered for their expressive site specificity, as well as their transformative prowess. 

Le Haut-Lieu's deep limestone and clay make this the richest, most plush, and approachable of the range.

Le Mont has far less clay, and the wines are the most mineral-driven and racy of the trio.

Clos du Bourg has the most shallow and rockiest soils, but its signature is actually a middle ground: The mineral component of Le Mont with the more sensual, flashy texture of Le Haut-Lieu.

Upon release, the young 2016 Huet Sec wines offer upfront notes of white peach, pineapple, and chalky minerality. But, with now six vintages in bottle, the 2010 captures what all the excitement for this estate is about. White flowers and honeycomb notes have emerged, and the integration of all pieces have fallen beautifully into place. The 2010 vintage is most heralded for its balance between bright, mouth-watering acidities and luscious ripeness, a combo we see all too infrequently.


2010 Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec
$69 per bottle.

2010 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec
$69 per bottle.

2010 Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec
$69 per bottle.

Also Available:

12x 2013 Huet Vouvray Brut Pétillant
$35 per bottle.

1x 2010 Huet Vouvray Brut Pétillant 
$49 per bottle.

1x 2008 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec
$69 per bottle.

7x 2007 Huet Le Mont Vouvray Demi-Sec
$69 per bottle.

2x 2002 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec
$76 per bottle.

2x 2002 Huet Vouvray Cuvée Constance 500ml
$182 per bottle.

1x 2002 Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec
$79 per bottle.

2x 2000 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec
$77 per bottle.

2x 1999 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec
$79 per bottle.

1x 1997 Huet Vouvray Cuvée Constance 500ml
$227 per bottle.

2x 1995 Huet Vouvray Clos Du Bourg Demi-Sec
$109 per bottle.