Champagne ‘Face Nord’ Extra-Brut, Pehu-Simonet
Cépages: 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
Assemblage: 100% 2013
Vineyard/Village: 100% Verzenay Grand Cru
En Tirage Aging: 50+ 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.