KPS-408N

Face Nord Brut Millesime Grand Cru, Pehu-Simonet

cépage 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay

info/source Pinot Noir (oldest vines) from Verzenay Grand Cru; Chardonnay from Verzenay Grand Cru and Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru

malo No

élevage Pinot Noir raised in oak barrels, Chardonnay in stainless steel

sur latte 96 months

Producer:
Vintage:
2008
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing 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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