2018 Domaine Henry Pellé Menetou-Salon Morogues

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2018 Domaine Henry Pellé Menetou-Salon Morogues

A stunning wine from the star of Menetou.

Tasting Notes

Nose

Aromas of ripe white peach and blackcurrant leaf, with hints of super-ripe fruit and lime notes.

Palate

The palate has lots of refreshing citrus zest, nettle and grassy characters, lovely minerality and a slightly creamy, honeyed finish. Refreshing acidity and good balance.

Production

The grapes are sourced from seven different parcels of vines in the commune of Morogues, all planted in Kimmeridgian limestone-clay marl soil which imparts elegant mineral tones. The vineyards face south-west, south or south-east and gain the maximum benefit of the morning sun to fully ripen the grapes. The individual parcels of grapes are vinified separately to allow the fullest expression of their unique terroirs and each parcel adds a different dimension to the whole. The wines are left on their fine lees until bottling to enhance complex flavours and regularly stirred to gain richness.

Producer

Straddling the Loire appellations of Sancerre and Menetou-Salon, Domaine Pellé produces world-renowned, terroir-expressive wines from its family-owned vineyards. Fourth-generation winemaker Paul-Henry Pellé pays meticulous attention to viticulture and winemaking, ensuring that the pure varietal flavours and aromas of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir and the natural characteristics of the Kimmeridgian vineyards are expressed in your glass.

A Note on Sustainability

Domaine Henry Pellé began its sustainable approach to viticulture in 2007, by using no weed killers, chemical insecticides nor anti-rot products. The 10-hectare domaine is cultivated using methods that maintain natural balance and that work the soil in the traditional way, for example weeding, clearing and grape thinning by hand. This year, the company is taking a further leap towards sustainability, aiming to become carbon neutral and seeking to develop geothermal and solar panel projects. As of 2020, the domaine will be certified as organic by ECOCERT.

Specifications

Year 2018
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country France
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type White Wine
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Features Vegan & Vegetarian, Sustainable
Food Matches Serve nicely chilled before or at the beginning of a meal but also with shellfish or delicate white fish, especially with a creamy parsley or dill sauce.
Origin Loire
Appellation Menetou-Salon