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Champagne Pehu Simonet Rosé Grand Crutext

Champagne Pehu Simonet Rosé Grand Cru NV

Champagne, FranceDavid Pehu is the 4th generation to lead this Verzenay estate, with 7.5 organically farmed hectares across Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly, Sillery and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. They only produce Grand Cru wines, selling off their 1.5ha of premier cru fruit to negotiants. This Rosé blends 80% pinot noir (including 5% still wine) with 20% chardonnay, based on 2018, with 20% reserve wine from their 2005 solera. The wine was fermented in a mix of 80% stainless, 20% barriques, with no MLF. After 36 months on lees, it was disgorged with 4 g/L. This opens with ripe red fruit, cherry meringue, baked red apples, and toast, on a creamy, gently expansive palate. There's a welcome lashing of lemon pith / red currant acidity to brighten, through to the chalky finish.Tasted: 31 March 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Champagne Pehu SimonetBlend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay