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Category Archives: Chenin Blanc
Domaine Huet, Le Mont, Sec, Vouvray AC, France, 2011, 13.5% abv. US$30
Do a quick search on this site and you’ll find five other reports on Huet wines that I’ve enjoyed over the past several years, as well as an accounting of our trip there in June 2014. One of my favourite … Continue reading
Posted in Chenin Blanc, France, Loire, WHITE Tagged biodynamic, chenin blanc, domaine huet, france, Le Mont, loire valley, sec, Vouvray AC, white wine, wine Leave a comment
Blouberg, White Wine, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 11.5% abv, C$8++
My good friend asked me to try the Blouberg and let her know what I think about this, her favourite South African product. As I started to look into the winery where this is produced, I realized just how enormous … Continue reading
Domaine Huet, Clos du Bourg, Moelleux, Première Trie, Vouvray AC, Loire, France, 2002, 12.5% abv, US$ 45 (half bottle)
Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile grapes. This wine is a botrytised, sweet version from Domaine Huet located in Vouvray, Loire Valley, France. If you actually knew what these grapes look like when picked, you may not want to … Continue reading
Posted in Chenin Blanc, France, Loire, WHITE Tagged 2002, biodynamic, botrytis, chenin blanc, Clos du Bourg, domaine huet, france, moelleux, noble rot, Première Trie, sweet, Vouvray AC, wine 2 Comments
Domaine Huet, Clos du Bourg, Sec, Vouvray AC, Loire, France, 2011, 13.5% abv.
These are a few of my favourite things – the Loire Valley, Domaine Huet and Chenin Blanc. We visited this classic biodynamic benchmark winery in June 2014 but opened this bottle in July 2015. A second bottle was opened in October 2015 (notes … Continue reading
Posted in Chenin Blanc, France, Loire, WHITE Tagged 2011, chenin blanc, Clos du Bourg, domaine huet, france, off dry, sec, Vouvray AC, white wine Leave a comment
Lammershoek, Lam, White, Paardeberg, WO Swartland, South Africa, 2012, 10.5% abv.
This was an awesome South African addition to The Drinking Group‘s afternoon get together. The bottle got us all excited just for starters being a Lillet lookalike. Lammershoek dry farms some 40+ year old bush-trained vines on granitic soils. The 2012 vintage … Continue reading
Posted in Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, OTHER, South Africa, Viognier, WHITE Tagged chardonnay, chenin blanc, Lam, Lammershoek, Paardeberg, South Africa, Swartland, viognier, white wine Leave a comment
Domaine Huet, Le Mont, Sec, Vouvray AC, Loire, France, 2010, 13.5% abv.
I just can’t get enough. Chenin Blanc wines rank up there amongst my favourites; they’re so versatile. All styles are possible – from sweet, botrytis affected dessert wines to slightly off dry versions, to dry, linear, deeply mineral bottles and … Continue reading
Posted in Chenin Blanc, France, WHITE Tagged chenin blanc, france, Huet, loire valley, vouvray, white wine Leave a comment
Chateau de Fesles, Bonnezeaux AC, Loire, France, 1999, 13% abv, Edition Limitee, bottle #00235
Château de Fesles is located in the Loire Valley’s Thouarcé district in the Anjou region, very close to the tiny village of Bonnezeaux and in between the Layon (which lies 1.5km to the south) and Loire (18 km to the north) Rivers. The … Continue reading
Posted in Chenin Blanc, France, WHITE Tagged Bonnezeaux, botrytis, Chateau de Fesles, Layon, loire valley, sweet wine 2 Comments
Domaine Huet, Le Haut Lieu, Molleux, Vouvray AC, Loire, France, 2008, 12.5% abv
During our June 2012 visit to France, we visited Domaine Huet and enjoyed a tasting and tour with Johan. Before leaving for a scrumptious lunch of local Loire specialities engineered by Chef Christophe and his wife Natalie at a nearby … Continue reading
Posted in Chenin Blanc, France, WHITE Tagged biodynamic, chenin blanc, domaine huet, loire, vouvray, White 3 Comments
Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, Appellation Savennières – Coulée de Serrant Contrôlée, Savennières, Loire, France, 2009, 15.5% abv.
So often, the terms, ‘excellent’, ‘outstanding’ and ‘first class’ are bandied about and used with regard to less-than-stellar wines. Not this time. This is from the Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, a vineyard of only 7 ha in Savennières on … Continue reading
Domaine Huet, Le Haut Lieu, Demi-Sec, Vouvray AC, France, 2003, 12.5% abv.
Inspired by our visit to Huet in Vouvray, Loire Valley, France and the friendly and informative tasting and tour led by Johan Le Calonnec, we bought two bottles, one of which was the 2003 Haut Lieu. Medium gold with a … Continue reading
Posted in Chenin Blanc, France, WHITE Tagged chenin blanc, Demi sec, domaine huet, france, Huet, Le Haut-Lieu, loire valley, moelleux, vouvray, Vouvray AC, white wine 2 Comments