Simonnet-Febvre

Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Champagne Blend

8.954 ratings
8.811 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

I don’t remember buying this or if it was a gift. However, I have ignored it for sometime. Hazards of loving Champange...especially, Rosé.

This is not really our style as it falls into more oxidation than we like. But, still enjoyable.

The nose reveals, bruised green-golden apple & Bosc pear, some apple cider, sour pineapple, lemon chiffon, white citrus blend, bread dough, baguette crust, nougat, sea spray, crumbled chalkiness, grey volcanic minerals, withering, yellow lilies and spring flowers.

The body & mouthfeel are nice. Bruised green-golden apple & Bosc pear, some apple cider, sour pineapple, lemon chiffon & poppy cake, cream, butter notes, white citrus blend, bread dough, warm toast, nougat with nuts, brown sugar spice w/ a little palate heat, vanillin notes, touch of butterscotch & caramel, sea spray, crumbled chalkiness, grey volcanic minerals, withering, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is good just not as lively as I like. The finish is rich, polished, well balanced and quite nice, just not outstanding.

Photos of; Domaine Simonnet-Febvre, street sign, stainless steel tank room and Burgundian vineyard.

Producer notes; In 1840, Jean Febvre, a barrel cooper from Montbard, founded the winery that is now Maison Simonnet-Febvre. It was exclusively specialized in the making of sparkling wines using the so-called “Traditional Method”.

Maison Simonnet-Febvre owns vineyards in Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru “Mont de Milieu” and Chablis Grand Cru “Les Preuses”. It produces and vinifies a large range of different wines from the diverse “terroirs” of the Chablis region.

Maison Simonnet-Febvre was purchased by Maison Louis Latour in 2003.

I don’t remember buying this or if it was a gift. However, I have ignored it for sometime. Hazards of loving Champange...especially, Rosé.

This is not really our style as it falls into more oxidation than we like. But, still enjoyable.

The nose reveals, bruised green-golden apple & Bosc pear, some apple cider, sour pineapple, lemon chiffon, white citrus blend, bread dough, baguette crust, nougat, sea spray, crumbled chalkiness, grey volcanic minerals, withering, yellow lilies and spring flowers.

The body & mouthfeel are nice. Bruised green-golden apple & Bosc pear, some apple cider, sour pineapple, lemon chiffon & poppy cake, cream, butter notes, white citrus blend, bread dough, warm toast, nougat with nuts, brown sugar spice w/ a little palate heat, vanillin notes, touch of butterscotch & caramel, sea spray, crumbled chalkiness, grey volcanic minerals, withering, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is good just not as lively as I like. The finish is rich, polished, well balanced and quite nice, just not outstanding.

Photos of; Domaine Simonnet-Febvre, street sign, stainless steel tank room and Burgundian vineyard.

Producer notes; In 1840, Jean Febvre, a barrel cooper from Montbard, founded the winery that is now Maison Simonnet-Febvre. It was exclusively specialized in the making of sparkling wines using the so-called “Traditional Method”.

Maison Simonnet-Febvre owns vineyards in Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru “Mont de Milieu” and Chablis Grand Cru “Les Preuses”. It produces and vinifies a large range of different wines from the diverse “terroirs” of the Chablis region.

Maison Simonnet-Febvre was purchased by Maison Louis Latour in 2003.

Dec 14th, 2019
Willem Jan Withagen

Nice and fresh, apples and citrus. Light and bubbly. Good appetizer

Nice and fresh, apples and citrus. Light and bubbly. Good appetizer

Dec 22nd, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Clear medium gold, fine, persistent bubbles; clean, medium intensity aromas of hard green pear, green papaya salad, pear blossom, raw dough, cheese rind; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of riper green pear, green apricot, lemon pith, raw dough, yeast, smoke, medium plus finish; very good

Clear medium gold, fine, persistent bubbles; clean, medium intensity aromas of hard green pear, green papaya salad, pear blossom, raw dough, cheese rind; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of riper green pear, green apricot, lemon pith, raw dough, yeast, smoke, medium plus finish; very good

Sep 27th, 2018
Roman Remeyev

Refreshing bottle would be rather good as aperitif. Medium+ acidity, with muted nose of green apples and slight yeast accent. 87/100

Refreshing bottle would be rather good as aperitif. Medium+ acidity, with muted nose of green apples and slight yeast accent. 87/100

2 people found it helpfulJul 25th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

8.6

First wine in a line-up of "affordable" wines from Burgundy at a Chevaliers Chapitre at Tatts. Acceptable bubble - 100% chardonnay - great value for money

First wine in a line-up of "affordable" wines from Burgundy at a Chevaliers Chapitre at Tatts. Acceptable bubble - 100% chardonnay - great value for money

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Kevin Cleveland

Nice every dayer

Nice every dayer

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2014
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (88/100)

16/20 (88/100)

Feb 14th, 2014
Danny Recio

Simonnet febvre crémant de bourgogne NV

Simonnet febvre crémant de bourgogne NV

Nov 10th, 2012
Jason Brater

Great way to start off a meal w great friends! Light and crisp w some green apple and lightly toasty notes. The mousse was big and nice and the bubbles were medium sized and faded quickly.

Great way to start off a meal w great friends! Light and crisp w some green apple and lightly toasty notes. The mousse was big and nice and the bubbles were medium sized and faded quickly.

Dec 23rd, 2019
Stuart Pollack

Unpleasant aftertaste. Not worth purchasing.

Unpleasant aftertaste. Not worth purchasing.

Dec 20th, 2018