In the glass the wine is golden yellow full to the rim. bouquet of pineapple, sweet quince, a touch of orange peel, lanolin, limestone minerality and a top note of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and nicely vibrant with a good harness of acidity, with an excellent core, great transparency and nascent complexity and a very long, vibrant and classy finish. A gorgeous, highly energetic wine.
Le Mont lies on the esteemed Premiere Côte. With less clay and more stone than Le Haut-Lieu, Le Mont yields young wines of intense minerality. The wines are the estate's most reticent but develop the strongest perfume with age. The clay soils have a green tinge, and ample stone and silica are present. All grapes harvest by hand, which enables picking by successive tries – each tri being a separate pass by the workers through the vineyard, ensuring only the best bunches of ripest (or even botrytised) grapes. The must undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation in large, old oak demi-muids as well as stainless steel vats. There is no malolactic fermentation, thus many Huet wines remain rich in malic acid, a character that brings an age-worthiness to the wines. The concentration of residual sugar in demi-sec cuvées is traditionally around 10-20 g/l.
Pairings: Sauteed fish, salads (especially with apples), Chinese food and other ethnic (spicy) cuisine