FR-KPS-40-08

Pehu-Simonet 'Face Nord Millésime' Extra Brut

Cépages: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Assemblage: 100% 2008
Vineyard/Village: 50% old vine Verzenay Grand Cru Pinot Noir,
50% Chardonnay from Les Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru
Malo: no
Elevage: Pinot Noir in used French oak, Chardonnay in stainless steel
En Tirage Aging: 102 months
Producer:
Vintage:
2008
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

50% Verzenay PN in wood, 50% Mesnil and Verzenay CH done in steel. Disg 7/2017, available late summer. It’s potentially wonderful but starkly affected by disgorgement, which isn’t helped by the very low RS, but the larger question is: why so dry? David turned out to be right with his 2006, about which I had similar doubts. But ’08 is not ’06; its acids are far more prominent. So, jury out. Leaving the wine in the glass awhile, the Chardonnay grew more conspicuous and the wine’s components seemed to knit, so this fascinating wine is a coalescing being—today. —Terry Theise

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