Domaine Pellé Menetou-Salon Morogues 2018


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A blend of 7 parcels from the highest slopes of the appellation. This loca- tion (cool yet sunny climate) and this soil (Kimmeridgian marl) give this wine a subtle, pure nose with aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits. The taste is racy and cristalline, clear with a citrus fruit taste initially fol- lowed by a saline and mineral finish. Nothing overly exuberant: just clarity and precision.

  • Fourth-generation Paul-Henry Pellé organically farms 40 hectares of vines in the kimmeridgian-centric village of Morogues in the appellaton of Menetou-Salon. The property is planted to 1/3 Pinot Noir and 2/3 Sauvignon Blanc, both of which thrive in these lauded soils.
  • The fermentations for the Menetou Morogues occur primarily in tank with about 15% in a combination of foudres and 400-liter barrels. The esteemed parcellaire cuvées are fermented and aged in a combo of tank (30%) and 400-liter barrels (70%) that are housed in a cold and serene 13th century underground cellar. 
  • Like the top wines from Chavignol, Pellé wines drink well on release, but also have the power and precision to age beautifully for 10-15 years, often longer in top vintages.