Oeil de Perdrix by Champagne Jean Vesselle
Lost art of Rose Champagne

Nowadays, less than 20 champagne houses are still making Oeil de Perdrix Champagne...

 
 

A beautiful lightly coloured Rosé Champagne. The name "Oeil de Perdrix" means "eye of partridge" in French a reference to the pale pink colour of the eye of the bird in death throes.

This is made by the "direct pressing" method, but only grapes with optimal ripeness is used (possible because of great vineyard site, and selection in vineyard and in sorting table after picking), giving an unique light pink tint to the wine.

Nowadays there are less than 20 champagne houses that are still able to produce a Oeil de Perdrix Champagne. It is known for its fascinating pale salmon pink colour, creamy texture, and vibrant palate.

 

NV Brut Rose Oeil de Perdrix, Grand Cru Bouzy, Champagne

Price: $380
 

This is made by the "direct pressing" method (think of Blanc de Noir), but only grapes with optimal ripeness is used (possible because of great vineyard site, and selection in vineyard and in sorting table after picking), giving an unique light pink tint to the wine.
 
A lost art... this used to be the predominate method to make champagne in the region before the assemblage method. Think of the best Blanc de Noir champagne with more body, vibrant fruits, and an intoxicating bouquet. Enjoy Oeil de Perdrix alone, or with delicate Chinese dishes.
 
 
 

NV Brut Rose de Saignee, Grand Cru Bouzy, Champagne

Price: $380

Besides Oeil de Perdrix, Jean Vesselle produces a Rosé de Saignée by 24-48 hours skin maceration of Pinot Noir. This is a red-wine like champange, with great expression of red fruits: raspberry, cherry, blood orange, wax apple. The Tannin is well structure and delicate. This powerful Champagne can be paired with roasted prok, chicken or pasta. 
 

 
 

NV Demi-Sec Rose de Saignee Fraiandise, Grand Cru Bouzy, Champagne

Price: $380

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

NV Brut Prestige, Grand Cru Bouzy, Champagne

Price: $380

 
 
 



 
 

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