Robert Parker on the 1999: 99 / 0
"Wine Advocate 27/08/99: in the best vintages for the sweet, Noël Pinguet develops a cuvée prestige issue of harvest selected from its best three plots (the clos of the borough, mount and the high place)."
Narcotic, near-perfect, the Vouvray fluffy Cuvee Constance 1997 - named in honour of Mrs. Victor Huet, mother of Gaston Huet - recele150g of residual sugars, as well as 7, 5 g / l of acidity. It title, 5 ° of natural alcohol.
Sublime this sweet tasting moved me to tears. It is indeed a wine of purity, precision and complexity so exciting that it is almost indescribable. Her dress of green straw color is nuanced gold. Nose tickles the smell of the taster with its scents of apricot jam, candied grapefruit, quince, bergamot and flowers. The mouth evokes the fresh catch, citrus, honey, acacia flower, quinine, chalk and spicy mango. In addition, this medium-bodied, penetrating, but perfect balance, set deploys a finale that seems vouoir never fade, revealing other waves of mineral and fruit aromas. "This sweet that requires patience, is capable of well evolve over the next fifty years or even in the past."
Superb as an aperitif, fatty liver, cheeses. The ideal: stands on her own.
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The Huet field practice the bio-dynamic method since 1990.
The ground is worked mechanically in accordance with traditional methods. He labour to cover the vines after the harvest. In the spring, he a tilling process, i.e. that it removes dirt from the foot of the vines. Then periodically, it takes away the grass as and as it grows, thanks to the passage of mechanical tools. This mechanical treatment is essential, he also never used of chemical herbicides on the field in order to maintain the microbial life of the soil. Organic fertilizer made in small quantities, are produced on exploitation from manure of cattle, and straw composted for about a year. Treatment products that are used for the protection of the vineyard are only Bordeaux, sulfur powder, and preparations herbal (horsetail, nettle, yarrow). He removed completely the use of acaricides, insecticides and all chemicals synthesis since 1988. So, it have recreated an ecologically balanced environment where natural predators are again present. The work of the soil and the vine are made according to the different rhythms of the planets as well as practised more or less consciously winemakers of past centuries. This method of cultivation which respects the soil, the plant and the environment, allows to develop the character of their wines and keep the authenticity of their terroirs.
|Type of products||Wines|
|Region||Vallée de la Loire|
|Cuvee's name||Cuvée Constance - 50cl|
|Title supplement||Fluffy 1st sorts - delivery only in France|
|Sweetness index||8 Sweet|
|Main style||Complete - Harmonious|
|Grape varieties||100% Chenin|
|Main grape variety||Chenin|
|Consumption recommendation||2020 à 2060|