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...
VINTAGE2018BOTTLE SIZES750 MLCOUNTRYFranceREGIONLoireAPPELLATIONMenetou-SalonWINE TYPERedVARIETALSPinot NoirORGANICCertifiedVINEYARDMade from several parcels in the village of Morogues.SOILKimmeridgean limestone and silex.VITICULTUREPracticing organic. Soils plowed. Hand-harvested.VINIFICATIONWines fermented with a combo of natural and selected yeasts.AGINGAged in a combo on 70% wood (Foudres and used 400L barrels) and 30% tank for 11 months.PRODUCTION7000 casesNOTESThis Morogues red really represents the identity of Pelle red wines as it spans three different growing areas and a variety of soils. It is snappy and bright with lovely red fruits and a long finish.