The organic domaine of Henry Pelle consists of 40 hectares covering the 2 appellations of Sancerre and Menetou-Salon. Widely regarded as the best producer in the Menetou-Salon AOC, only Sauvignon Blanc (2/3) and Pinot Noir grapes (1/3) are grown on Kimmeridgean clay and limestone marl. The cellars are situated in the beautiful village of Morogues in the eastern region of the Loire Valley and the business is run by Anne Pelle, wife of the late Eric Pelle, assisted by oenologist Julien Zernott. This delicious Sauvignon is fermented naturally with yeasts from the vineyards and is aged on its lees. Perfect with oysters on the half-shell or goat's cheese.
A light green/gold in the glass. Aromas of tart green apples, celery and blackboard chalk. A pleasant spritz on the palate leads to flavours of lime zest, pear and, yes, gooseberries. The finish is short yet concentrated with plenty of minerality. Classic Sauvignon! Drink with trout poached in vermouth and served with a a salsa verde, asparagus, red onion and tallegio cheese tart or of course, moules-marinière