Domaine Pelle 2021 Menetou-Salon Morogues, Loire Valley
In France’s eastern Loire Valley, there are a string of Sauvignon Blanc villages, the most notable Sancerre and Pouilly-Sur-Loire (Pouilly-Fumé). Less known is Menetou-Salon where Henry Pellé has been crafting easy-drinking Sauvignons and on good years, very appealing Pinot Noir, which is also allowed to grow there. This Sauvignon Blanc vintage is a pretty straightforward effort, softer, easy drinking, with a minerally finish. It’s a dry white wine that can flesh out a plate of vegetables and steamed seafood.