Huet's 2017s, and other recent vintages


While some parts of the Loire were ravaged by frost and hail in 2017, Vouvray didn't fare too badly. Yields were small, but the quality showed promise from the outset, with aromatic purity reputed to be even better than that achieved in 2016 and 2015 (see this vintage report for more detail, and this tasting article on the 2016s from Huet). 

Huet's wines have long been regarded as the yardsticks for the appellation, with cuvées from three different sites made at varying sweetness levels (sec, demi-sec and moelleux). This tasting provided an opportunity to monitor wines made by the (relatively) ...