NV Pehu Simonet 'Face Nord' Grand Cru Brut Champagne

$62.95
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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. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. -Wine Spectator

Varietal:
Sparkling
Vintage:
Non Vintage
Aging:
30 months
Oak Treatment:
80% stainless steel, 20% barrel
Appellation:
Champagne
Vineyard:
Verzenay Grand Cru, Verzy Grand Cru, and Sillery Grand Cru
Total Varietal Composition %:
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Score Wine Advocate:
90
Score Wine Spectator:
93
Score Vinous:
91
SKU #:
1053940
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA90

Wine Advocate

Disgorged in November 2019, the latest release of Pehu-Simonet's NV Brut Grand Cru Face Nord is showing nicely, offering up aromas of white flowers and walnuts mingled with hints of orange oil and crisp yellow apple. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and incisive, with racy acids and chalky grip, it will unwind further with a little time on cork.

WS93

Wine Spectator

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. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

VN91

Vinous

The NV Extra-Brut Face Nord (2017 base) is fabulous. The Extra Brut has a it more Pinot Noir than the Brut which might explain its greater resonance, depth and overall persistence next to the Brut bottling. In any event, this really is a great example of David Pehu's style. There's a ton of Pinot character here. The Extra-Brut is a bit gamy and quirky but is also intriguing. Disgorged: November, 2021.

JD90

Jeb Dunnuck

The NV Champagne Face Nord Brut is 70% Pinot Noir and the rest Chardonnay, with a 2018 base of 70% and the rest reserve wine, that saw 20% barrique aging. The nose is focused with a vinous slanting edge, with iodine, sour red cherry eau de vie, and sea spray. It is inviting on the palate and has a soft mineral texture that is quite attractive and feels weightless. There is a kiss of sweetness from the dosage that balances things out to make for a lovely yet savory aperitif. Best after 2022.