Domaine Jean Vesselle Oeil de Perdrix NV
100% Pinot Noir | Alc: 12% Smooth + Dry, Effervescent
Bouzy, Champagne, France
Vesselle Oeil de Perdrix, the orange-pink color of this “eye of the partridge” Pinot Noir-based wine historically was the hue of most Champagne made in Bouzy in the nineteenth century. (The wine’s singular hue is like the color of a partridge’s eye.) Pinot Noir grapes are macerated briefly to extract color then pressed. Pink roses, lavender, wild strawberry and pomegranate.
“This Pinot Noir gains its rosy amber color from pressing the juice off the skins, carrying some of the flavor of the skins in the wine as well, in the scent of spice rather than the feel of tannins. This is a dry, gastronomic Champagne, substantial enough to stand up to roast squab, contributing scents of red currants, olives and forest mushrooms in a fragrant, spicy rain of flavor. “ 93 Pts – Wine & Spirits
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