This is a Domaine that every year produces wines with that all too rare confluence of purity and knife-edge precision, and at the same time, incredible depth and longevity. You therefore cannot go wrong with any of the wines below. They are fantastically aromatic whites that dance across the palate with a zest and an intensity that seems otherworldly.
The winegrowing and making:
Biodynamic practises started in 1988 and by 1990, all of the vineyards were fully BD. Even before this no herbicides or chemical fertilisers were utilised. Grapes are picked by hand in multiple ‘tries’ (passes through the vineyard). There is a selection both on the vines and then on a sorting table in the vineyard. The fruit is then gently whole bunch pressed. This pressing is famously slow and very gentle. There is one day of settling and then the wine is put directly to very old demi-muid (600lt barrels). There are no additions; Huet never chaptalizes nor adds yeasts. Fermentation is stopped by refrigeration at the point where the perfect sugar/acid balance has been achieved and the wine is filtered and bottled with a small dose of sulphur (25ppm).