NV Pehu-Simonet Champagne Brut Face Nord Grand Cru
The NV Brut Grand Cru Face Nord is showing very well indeed, wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet of Meyer lemon, iodine, crisp orchard fruit and smoky…
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Located in the heart of the Champagne region, Domaine Pehu-Simonet is a small house grounded in tradition. Fourth generation winemaker David Pehu continues the family’s legacy by producing estate-bottled grower champagne made exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards in Verzenay, Verzy, Sillery, Mailly and Mesnil sur Oger. David began making wine for the estate in 1988 and has been solely in charge of the cellar since 1995. David takes meticulous care in each step of his winemaking, from the vineyards, to the cellar all the way through to adorning the finished bottles with their label. The craftsmanship and quality of this Champagne is immediately perceptible.
Wine Spectactor (WS)
Fresh and minerally, with racy acidity and aromatic notes of spring blossom and Meyer lemon and flavors of crunchy white peach, chalk and toast. Lacy in texture, with a mouthwatering tang of salinity on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 200 cases imported.
Wine Advocate (WA)
Disgorged in March 2018, the NV Brut Grand Cru Face Nord is showing very well indeed, wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet of Meyer lemon, iodine, crisp orchard fruit and smoky reduction. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and racy, with a crisp core of fruit, tangy acids and a delicate, pinpoint mousse, concluding with a bright, precise finish. – William Kelley – 30-04-2019
Wine Enthusiast (WE)
Only produced from Grand Cru vineyards, this ripe wine offers yellow fruit flavors cut by dry tangy citrus acidity. It’s full in the mouth, with a creamy mousse and attractive freshness. The wine, with its hints of toast as well as fruit, is ready to drink.
Vinous Media (VM)
Not surprisingly, the Brut Face Nord softens many of the contours present in the Extra Brut version and yields a creamy, expansive Champagne with tons of near term appeal. Baked apple, pasty, Mirabelle, chamomile, smoke, game and gently spiced notes all meld together. There is so much to like here.
-Antonio Galloni (11/2018)