Pehu Simonet 2011 Fins Lieux Les Perthois

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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. In addition to 3.5 hectares of vines in Verzenay, Pehu has holdings in Verzy, Sillery, Mailly and Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims, as well as 65 ares of chardonnay in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, in the Côte des Blancs. The rest of the estate’s harvest is sold to the négoce, including the fruit from a parcel of old vines in Villers-Marmery that Pehu says produces exceptional wine. “It’s a pity it’s premier cru,” he says. “If I could call it grand cru, I’d happily use it.”

 

Description

Food Pairing:Champagne is a perfect escort to take to the table. It behaves well with all foods including raw oysters. When in doubt pour Champagne!

― Anna Landragin, Cork & Fork

Winery:This is a single-parcel Mailly Grand Cru—rare enough in the Champagne world—and the first plot David farmed organically. He disgorged a bottle for us—the wine will be offered late summer—and the maiden vintage is—ulp—2011. And yet! This bottle is good. Lots of chalk and really salty; oak is a player but not the loudest guy in the glass. Mailly seems like a somewhat more herbal Verzy; this site is on the border to Verzenay. The wine has a curious florality, like osmanthus, and its overall impact is plums, herbs and stones.”

― Terry Theise

Additional information

Ageing Type

Reserve

Blend Type

Single-Varietal/Vintage

Designate

Verzenay, Champagne

Farming Type

Certified Organic

Grape Detail

Pinot Noir

Type of Wine

White, Sparkling, Dry

Winemaker

David Pehu

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