Pehu-Simonet Blanc de Noirs
(Les Noues and Les Perthois), old vines, 60% vinified in wood. Disgorged, this was briefly reduced on entry but quickly blew off to reveal a thrilling glimpse into the deep well of Verzenay; like a plum and saffron cake, wholly original and yummy.
A light-bodied Champagne, with hints of blackberry preserves, candied lemon zest and mineral. An easy-drinking aperitif. Floral finish. Drink now.