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NV Pehu-Simonet "Face Nord Rosé" Brut, Champagne, France

NV Pehu-Simonet "Face Nord Rosé" Brut, Champagne, France

$71.99

  • NV Pehu-Simonet "Face Nord Rosé" Brut, Champagne, France

    NV Pehu-Simonet "Face Nord Rosé" Brut, Champagne, France

    $71.99 Excl. tax

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      A delicately colored rosé from the north slopes of the Montagne de Reims, this is fruity while also having a crisp texture. It's a raspberry, red currant flavored wine that is shot through with grapefruit acidity. Perfumed and ready to drink.

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      ABOUT THIS WINE

      The is a blend of 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay Assemblage comes from 5% 2017, 25% reserve wine
      (perpetual reserve back to 2005). The fruit is harvested from Verzenay Grand Cru, Sillery Grand Cru. Aging takes place in 75% Stainless steel and 25% barrique for 30 months sur lie. Dégorgement was in December 2020.

      ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

      David Pehu, the fourth generation to lead this estate produces wines that are quite different from Lallement’s in every way except basic essential flavor. Verzenay is, after all, Verzenay. But David’s wines are rather more glossy and fleshy, and correspondingly less sleek and filigreed. He has 7.5 hectares of which 6 are Grand Cru. The balance is Chardonnay in premier cru Villers-Marmery, but Pehu wants to bottle only Grand Cru Champagne and so this Chardonnay is sold off. His vineyards are a remarkably ecumenical group: Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly, Sillery and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger!

      The terrain of Verzy is made up of belemnite chalk and two varieties of micraster chalk, made up of a variety of Cretaceous echinoids. Verzy’s parcels form an extension of the famous vineyards at Verzenay on the northern slopes of Montagne de Reims. The best exposed slopes are those at an altitude from 150 to 200 meters (492 to 565 ft.). Oddly enough, Verzy was formerly a chardonnay village. It is today famous for its peppery, virile Pinot wines. With those of Verzenay, the pinot noir grapes here form the base for the finest Champagne vintages. A stony and gunpowder edge can be detected in the aftertaste, just as at Verzenay.

      Vinification is either in tank or in barrel, depending on the particular wine. Pehu, who studied oenology in Burgundy, has been using barrels since 1988, and while most of his barrels are purchased second-hand from Burgundy, he’s experimenting more and more with local oak from Verzy, coopered by the Tonnellerie de Champagne in nearby Cauroy-les-Hermonville. Pehu strictly avoids the malolactic for all of his wines, including the red wines used for making rosé, as he believes that blocking the malo better preserves the finesse and expression of fruit in the long run.

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