Champagne ‘Face Nord’ Extra-Brut, Pehu-Simonet
cépage 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
assemblage 70% 2012, 30% Reserve wine, from a prepetual reserve going back to 2005
info/source Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Verzenay Grand Cru
élevage Stainless Steel
sur latte 48 months
Montagne de Reims
Not just the NV with less dosage, this is different in several ways. It’s all 2012. It’s 100% Verzenay. 67%PN, 33% CH, and the only wine David takes through malo. Disg. 9/2016, the aromas are enticing and the palate surprisingly rugged, kind of like skirt steak. In my view this wine is too dry, but some folks will prefer it like this. Also, I felt the same way about the 2006, and came to change my mind. So we’ll see.
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Press & Reviews
(80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay, all from the 2008 vintage and from Verzenay): Pale gold. Lemon zest, white peach, ginger and honeysuckle on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy citrus and bitter pit and orchard fruit flavors are firmed by dusty minerals, which add refreshing lift and cut. Dry, mineral-tinged and pure, finishing with impressive clarity and minerality.