Champagne is one of those wines which seem to defy experience: the wine is a complete palate experience: salt (from mineral and carbonation), sweet (from dosage, if applicable), acid (one of the most northerly climates for growing grapes), & umami (from autolysis, that is, yeast breakdown in bottle). For you Champagne lovers out there, the Jean Pernet Brut Reserve Grand Cru Champagne Non-Vintage is a quality-driven, mature Champagne with all the components of the richer, classic house style in Champagne. For those not familiar, you're probably not going to find a better deal on quality Champagne to find for cocktail parties and gifting this fall and winter season. Grab a bottle, and some nibbles from the Cheese Village here at Unwined, and toast to the end of summer and warm memories forthcoming.
Founded in 1946, Champagne Jean Pernet is a small, family-owned winery with 17 hectares of vineyards in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Vertus, Chouilly, Épernay, Chavot, and Leuvrigny. They produce approximately 10,000 cases per year, and the vineyards are sustainably farmed and hand picked. Fourth generation, Marie-Agathe Pernet, has joined her father, Cristophe and, together, the two are crafting wines of great finesse, warmth, length, and balance. And those who are attracted to family-made mineral-driven styles of Grand Cru Le Mesnil Sur Oger Champagnes will find a lot to love in the Champagnes of Pernet.