Domaine Henry Pellé

Menetou-Salon Morogues Pinot Noir Rosé

9.22 ratings
9.22 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
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 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