NV Pehu-Simonet Face Nord Brut
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. The wine is mostly from the 2018 vintage with a third coming from a perpetual reserve dating back to 2005. Aged sur lie for 30 months and aged in 80% stainless steel and 20% neutral barrels. Packs a fragrant skein of violet, star anise and graphite that winds through macerated cherry and strawberry fruit, raw almond and crystallized honey. Finely meshed and satiny in texture, this is softly juicy and fresh throughout. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and incisive, with racy acids and chalky grip, it will unwind further with a little time on cork. Only 75 cases were imported! David Pehu is the fourth generation of his family to produce estate-bottled champagnes. Of Pehu-Simonet’s 7.5 hectares of vines, six are in grand cru villages, and these are the ones used for making estate-bottled champagnes.