Domaine Henry Pellé

Menetou-Salon Morogues Pinot Noir Rosé

9.132 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
Menetou-Salon, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has ripe peach, cut cherries, tangerine peel dry sandstone and moist hay.
Palate has strawberry, peach, lime wedge, tart cherries, dry-sandy soil and a long finish. This bottle is just holding wonderfully and as fate would have us, we're enjoying our last bottle of the vintage.

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has ripe peach, cut cherries, tangerine peel dry sandstone and moist hay.
Palate has strawberry, peach, lime wedge, tart cherries, dry-sandy soil and a long finish. This bottle is just holding wonderfully and as fate would have us, we're enjoying our last bottle of the vintage.

Sep 27th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

First, I’d like to thank @Severn Goodwin for this excellent example of Rosé in our bottle exchange.

The nose shows leaner, candied & floral fruits of; strawberries, watermelon, black cherries, raspberries, candied rhubarb, amazing powdery chalkiness, fine white to grey volcanics, sea spray with candied pink florals.

The palate is; round, lush, juicy and smartly balanced. Classic French Rosé. Ripe with high viscosity. Candied & floral fruits of; strawberries, watermelon, black cherries, raspberries, tangerine, candied rhubarb, amazing powdery chalkiness, white spice w/ a ginger lean, some of the very best fine white to grey volcanics I’ve had, sea spray with candied pink florals. The acidity is a cool, rushing river. The rich, elegant, well polished, lush finishes with excellent minerality that persists equally with lush fruitiness.

Photos of: Domaine Henry Pelle, large neutral oak vats, Henry Pellé & one of their vineyards.

First, I’d like to thank @Severn Goodwin for this excellent example of Rosé in our bottle exchange.

The nose shows leaner, candied & floral fruits of; strawberries, watermelon, black cherries, raspberries, candied rhubarb, amazing powdery chalkiness, fine white to grey volcanics, sea spray with candied pink florals.

The palate is; round, lush, juicy and smartly balanced. Classic French Rosé. Ripe with high viscosity. Candied & floral fruits of; strawberries, watermelon, black cherries, raspberries, tangerine, candied rhubarb, amazing powdery chalkiness, white spice w/ a ginger lean, some of the very best fine white to grey volcanics I’ve had, sea spray with candied pink florals. The acidity is a cool, rushing river. The rich, elegant, well polished, lush finishes with excellent minerality that persists equally with lush fruitiness.

Photos of: Domaine Henry Pelle, large neutral oak vats, Henry Pellé & one of their vineyards.

Sep 26th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Nose has mashed cherries, orange peel, tangerine flesh, ripe green melon, ripe peach, dry sandstone and hay.

Palate has tart strawberry, tart cherry, lime wedge, grapefruit peel, (minor) under-ripe yellow melon, dry-sandy soil with a long finish.

Acidity is amazing, even better than the fresh (current) bottles! Light tannins with faintly drying finish. I'm glad this is a rosé that gets plentiful purchasing in our household, as a couple vintage wait is highly rewarding. Unfortunately we're almost to the end of our '17's, scant reminants in the cellar. 😔 Total happiness delivered at $15!

Nose has mashed cherries, orange peel, tangerine flesh, ripe green melon, ripe peach, dry sandstone and hay.

Palate has tart strawberry, tart cherry, lime wedge, grapefruit peel, (minor) under-ripe yellow melon, dry-sandy soil with a long finish.

Acidity is amazing, even better than the fresh (current) bottles! Light tannins with faintly drying finish. I'm glad this is a rosé that gets plentiful purchasing in our household, as a couple vintage wait is highly rewarding. Unfortunately we're almost to the end of our '17's, scant reminants in the cellar. 😔 Total happiness delivered at $15!

Jul 24th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Nose has green apple (matchstick cut), crushed strawberry, raspberry juice, green apple peel, cut green table grape, minor orange peel, saltbox and chalk dust.

Palate has raspberry/cherry juice combo, green melon, partially dried cherry, Clementine zest, dried strawberry and minor salinity. Decent finish length, medium acidity, needs some more time to come together, should be a great wine with a year or two of patience.

Nose has green apple (matchstick cut), crushed strawberry, raspberry juice, green apple peel, cut green table grape, minor orange peel, saltbox and chalk dust.

Palate has raspberry/cherry juice combo, green melon, partially dried cherry, Clementine zest, dried strawberry and minor salinity. Decent finish length, medium acidity, needs some more time to come together, should be a great wine with a year or two of patience.

Jun 12th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the youths (mostly college)! Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading one operatic work from WAGNER (Die Walküre, Act II & III). This is our WAGNER weekend with the BSO, Act I was performed last night.

Consistent notes from our last experience. After having the 2018, we prefer where the 2017 it's drinking at this stage, just a little bit more relaxed.

Round and beautiful on the palate, all stainless in the process so distinct fruit notes. Cold chalk, cherry skin, minor orange zest, green melon, light tannins, very enjoyable strawberry finish, great value as a neighbor to Sancerre for under $15.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the youths (mostly college)! Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading one operatic work from WAGNER (Die Walküre, Act II & III). This is our WAGNER weekend with the BSO, Act I was performed last night.

Consistent notes from our last experience. After having the 2018, we prefer where the 2017 it's drinking at this stage, just a little bit more relaxed.

Round and beautiful on the palate, all stainless in the process so distinct fruit notes. Cold chalk, cherry skin, minor orange zest, green melon, light tannins, very enjoyable strawberry finish, great value as a neighbor to Sancerre for under $15.

Jul 28th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Been preparing the garden all day for this seasons crops, now time for relaxing. In the low 70's right now, just beautiful weather for rosé.

This bottle is starting to pick up more strawberry aspects, but prior notes still apply.

A beautiful Kimmeridgian soiled Pinot Noir! Very round and beautiful on the palate, all stainless in the process so very clean fruits. Cherry skin, minor orange zest, green melon, light tannins, very enjoyable strawberry finish, great value as a neighbor to Sancerre for under $15.

Been preparing the garden all day for this seasons crops, now time for relaxing. In the low 70's right now, just beautiful weather for rosé.

This bottle is starting to pick up more strawberry aspects, but prior notes still apply.

A beautiful Kimmeridgian soiled Pinot Noir! Very round and beautiful on the palate, all stainless in the process so very clean fruits. Cherry skin, minor orange zest, green melon, light tannins, very enjoyable strawberry finish, great value as a neighbor to Sancerre for under $15.

May 25th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Nose has cherry skin, mashed strawberry and green melon.

Palate has fresh cut strawberry, orange zest and Kimmeridgian minerality. Medium length finish, great acid levels, touch of sweetness.

We tasted this along side the 2017, still a great bottle, but this younger bottle was really a star in comparison.

We enjoyed a tasting with Paul-Henry Pellé today, he brought all his Sauvignon Blancs and a couple Pinot Noirs. Several of the SB's were single vineyard bottles and just beautiful stuff. Most exciting was his 2018 rosé, it's not stateside yet and this was a barrel sample. Our friend is the MA distributor and she generously gifted us the remaining half bottle on our way out. Guess this will have to hold us over until May when their container arrives in port.

Nose has cherry skin, mashed strawberry and green melon.

Palate has fresh cut strawberry, orange zest and Kimmeridgian minerality. Medium length finish, great acid levels, touch of sweetness.

We tasted this along side the 2017, still a great bottle, but this younger bottle was really a star in comparison.

We enjoyed a tasting with Paul-Henry Pellé today, he brought all his Sauvignon Blancs and a couple Pinot Noirs. Several of the SB's were single vineyard bottles and just beautiful stuff. Most exciting was his 2018 rosé, it's not stateside yet and this was a barrel sample. Our friend is the MA distributor and she generously gifted us the remaining half bottle on our way out. Guess this will have to hold us over until May when their container arrives in port.

Mar 30th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Happy Halloween to all! No spooky bottles in our cellar, but I do have this delicious rosé!

Prior notes still apply.

A beautiful Kimmeridgian soiled Pinot Noir! Very round and beautiful on the palate, all stainless in the process so very clean fruits. Cherry skin, minor orange zest, green melon, light tannins, very enjoyable strawberry finish, great value as a neighbor to Sancerre for under $15.

Happy Halloween to all! No spooky bottles in our cellar, but I do have this delicious rosé!

Prior notes still apply.

A beautiful Kimmeridgian soiled Pinot Noir! Very round and beautiful on the palate, all stainless in the process so very clean fruits. Cherry skin, minor orange zest, green melon, light tannins, very enjoyable strawberry finish, great value as a neighbor to Sancerre for under $15.

Nov 1st, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am
posting again.

Prior notes still apply.

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am
posting again.

Prior notes still apply.

Sep 30th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

So tasty, and economical!
See my prior notes.

So tasty, and economical!
See my prior notes.

Jul 21st, 2018