2021 Pelle Menetou Salon MoroguesSauvignon Blanc from France
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Paul-Henry Pellé took over for the family in 2007, and immediately converted to organic viticulture (though not officially certified yet). Prior to that, the family had taken a...
Paul-Henry Pellé took over for the family in 2007, and immediately converted to organic viticulture (though not officially certified yet). Prior to that, the family had taken a ‘natural¹ approach in the vineyards, working and plowing the soils and avoiding the use of herbicides and pesticides. Today, there is a crew of 8 full time vineyard workers to work the soils and apply organic preps and compost. The most important wine production-wise is the Menetou-Salon Blanc “Morogues” which is made from 7 different hillside vineyards in the village of Morogues. In addition, they make three different “single-vineyard” wines from selected, highly distinctive parcels in Morogues – Le Blanchais, Le Carroir, and Vignes de Ratier. The grapes for all of these cuvées are hand-harvested, a major rarity in these part of the wine world. The fermentations for the Menetou Morogues occur in a majority of tank with about 15% in wood, both foudres and 400-liter barrels, though there is a plan to increase the percent of wood élévage moving forward. The single-vineyard wines are raised in 70% wood – also foudres and 400L – with the balance in tank. These wines are also fermented 100% with indigenous yeasts, and are raised for a minimum of 11-12 months before bottling. Like the top wines from Chavignol, these wines drink well on release, but also have the ability to age beautifully for 10-15 years, often longer in top vintages.
|Taste||grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint|
|Nose||apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon|