2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut
It's widely acknowledged that the success of Vouvray can be largely attributed to the impact of one individual — Gaston Huet. Not only was Gaston a renowned figure within the region, but his unwavering efforts on multiple national committees influenced the evolution of French wine culture.
Pétillant has a little less atmospheres than traditional sparkling wines and Champagne and this shows with a softer mouth feel and gentle bubbles. The production method is more demanding, requiring higher quality base wine and skilled winemaking. Domaine Huet sees it as a challenge that offers a greater reward by displaying the true essence of their Chenin Blanc.
It lends itself more to a table wine rather than celebratory due to its more vinous style. Dosage levels are consistent with Champagne and rely less on sweetness for complexity.