Pehu Simonet Face Nord, Rose Grand Cru
The Pehu-Simonet label was started in the 1970s although the Pehu family has been making estate bottled Champagne for a long time, starting with Veuve Pehu in the early 1900s. This Rose is 80% Pinot Noir (which includes 10% still Pinot Noir wine for color) and 20% Chardonnay. A big wine. Vinifed in oak barrels. Fresh, energetic red berry and blood orange flavors are given added cut by lively minerality. Tangy wild strawberry and citrus notes linger impressively on the finish, emphasizing this Champagne's vivacity.