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Menetou-Salon Morogues, Domaine Pellé 2020

White Wine from France - Loire
4.000000000 star rating 2 Reviews
Ripe and fragrant in this warm vintage, with complex bouquet of white flowers, yellow grapefruit and citrus pith, and full flavour on the palate.
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Code: LO16991

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2023
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural
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Menetou-Salon Morogues, Domaine Pellé Video transcript

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Menetou-Salon is one of the classic appellations of the Central Vineyards of the Loire Valley. It lies just to the west of Sancerre, and it's made from the same grape, sauvignon blanc.

And here it's a little gentler. It has a slightly floral character which I love in this wine. It's a really good wine for food, Anne Pellé from the domaine is a very good cook, I've been lucky enough to eat there, and it's her son these days, the fourth generation to make the wine there, Paul Henry.

And these days they make the wine organically. And this particular wine comes from the village of Morogues, which is where they're based in the very heart of the region with the very best vineyards.

Wine we've been working with for many, many years, and I can wholeheartedly recommend such a reliable one year in year out.

Lovely.

Domaine Henry Pellé

Domaine Pellé, the largest in the Menetou-Salon appellation, is situated on the outskirts of Morogues, a small village to the west of Sancerre. The domaine’s history only dates back as far as 1959, about the same time as the appellation itself was created, although records show the Pellé family was making wine in the Loire region long before that. The current owner is Anne Pellé, widow of the founder’s son Eric, who now runs the estate along with her own son Paul-Henry and some outside help from consultant oenologist Julien Zernott. This relatively small team produce around one-quarter of all the wines of Menetou-Salon.

There are about 40 hectares of vines in total planted on limestone-clay soils, which are rich in marine fossils, similar to those found in Sancerre. Two-thirds of plantings are sauvignon blanc, the remainder pinot noir. The estate practices sustainable methods in the vineyards and very gentle pressing of the grapes in the winery. This is a domaine better-known for its white wines than its reds and its sauvignons compare favourably with those of neighbouring Sancerre in terms of quality and complexity. The domaine style is vibrant, lively and full of rich flavours, making these are charming wines worthy of even more recognition in their own right.

Rotherham and South Yorkshire Advertiser

An old favourite. Citrus zest and grassy character, lovely minerality and refreshing acidity.

David Clay

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