KPS-5N

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

malo Yes

élevage Stainless Steel

sur latte 48 months

Producer:
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

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.

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
91
Date:
2011-11-30
Review:
x

Tanzer

Score:
91
Date:
2013-12-20
Review:
(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.