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Domaine Gaston Huet


Gaston Huet and his wife built up a domaine with a formidable reputation over the years following its creation by Victor Huet, his father, in 1928. Gaston, war hero and one-time mayor of Vouvray, managed the family domaine from 1947 until his death in 2002. He was a prisoner for most of the Second World War and longed for his home and for the taste of his Vouvray. He managed to arrange a special wine celebration in the POW camp. "It saved our sanity . . . Talking about wine and sharing it made all of us feel closer to home and more alive. It was only a thimbleful but it was glorious and the best wine I ever drank."

The domaine is now run by Noel Pinguet, Gaston's son-in-law. Biodynamic techniques have been used at all of Domaine Huet's vineyards since 1990. A select range of Sec, Demi Sec and Moelleux Vouvrays are produced from the domaine's 3 vineyards; Le Haut Lieu, Le Mont and Clos de Bourg. No malolactic fermentation and no new oak are used in the maturation process with the aim being to retain the freshness and purity of the fruit.