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Domaine Henri Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues 2011 Domaine Henri Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues 2011

The Menetou-Salon appellation is just across the river from it's more famous neighbour Sancerre and it's wines usually offer considerably better value for money and in this case a generally better wine! It's a classic French Sauvignon Blanc, with great intensity, classic green Sauvignon flavours from one of the top winemakers in the region. Super and great value for money!

The Domaine is in Morogues, a village at the far eastern end of the Loire Valley. All Pelle's plots sit on clay-limestone bases; Kimmeridgian marls to be precise. The region has a continental climate and the plots are located at 350 metres on the Morogues slopes.

The Domaine does not use weed killers or pesticides; the land is regularly worked and nourished by organic compost. De-budding takes place to manage the yield.

100% Sauvignon Blanc

On arrival in the cellars, the white grapes are sorted as required and directly pressed so that the pulp does not oxidize on contact with air. Pneumatic presses enable a slow, gentle extraction of the juices before a short period of cold settling. These then go into temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks.

The wine is then aged on the lees mainly in stainless steel, but with a very small amount aged in large oak casks..

Domaine Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues 2011 has a lovely light green/ gold hue and the distinctive Sauvignon aroma of nettle and green pepper with hints chalk. The palate has lots of refreshing citrus zest, gooseberry and grassy characters, a lovely minerality and a slightly richer finish finish. Refreshing acidity and a good balance close a classic French Sauvignon.

CLOSURE:    Natural Cork

ALCOHOL:    13% (9.75 units per bottle)

Per Bottle 14.99



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