In the fourth of our Loire Valley series we head deep into the chalk hillside cellars of the venerable Domaine Huet, Vouvray.
Domaine Huet’s very special wines have always had a very special place in my heart, not to mention my olfactory memory. Ever since I was a young aspiring Sommelier in Edinburgh their wines have utterly fascinated me.
I was first introduced to their marvels by the late James Sankey, my wine mentor for so many of my formative years. Later on my journey of vinous discovery I had the fortitude of working alongside esteemed wine merchant Zubair Mohamed of Raeburn Fine Wine. It was when working with Zubair and assisting with a private tasting of Huet I was given the opportunity to taste the 1932.
That particular wine has stuck in my memory ever since it first crossed my palate.
And so it was with great pleasure I finally travelled into their chilly cellars…
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Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And he’s always been a big fan of Huet’s wines since his early days as a Sommelier.