If you like fresh, mineral-driven white wine, you'll go bonkers for the wines of Paul-Henry Pellé. This guy is a star. Qualitatively, these wines can go tête-a-tête with top-shelf Sancerre, but they're a great deal less expensive. Farming is organic.Pellé uses both stainless steel and wood, not only for élevage, but fermentation as well. This explains why the wines have bracing citric electricity tempered by a suave, creamy texture – "lemon curd" often pops up in our tasting notes.
What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VINTAGE 2018BOTTLE SIZES 750 MLCOUNTRY FranceREGION LoireAPPELLATION Menetou-SalonWINE TYPE WhiteVARIETALS Sauvignon BlancORGANIC CertifiedVINEYARDLes Blanchais vineyard in the commune of Morogues. Was the estate's first single-vineyard wine, started in the 1980's.SOILKimmeridgean limestone and silex.VITICULTUREPracticing organic. Soils plowed. Hand-harvested.VINIFICATIONFermented with natural yeast. 70% wood, 30% tank.AGINGAged in a combo on 70% wood (Foudres and used 400L barrels) and 30% tank for 11 months.PRODUCTION800 cases
Crisp , Elegant , Minerally