Baron Dauvergne- Oeil de Perdrix, NV

Champagne Information

Village: Bouzy
Style: Oeil de Perdrix
Dosage: Brut
Vintage: NV
Producers: Negociant manipulant
Bottle Size: 750 (ml)
Cuvee / Note:

Grand Cru

Champagne Description

The region around Bouzy is Pinot Noir kingdom. At the time, wines that were made solely from this variety of grape were amber in color, neither white or rosé and were therefore named “Eye of the Partridge” or “Oeil de Perdrix” in French, due to the color resemblance with this bird’s eyes color. Technically, the amber color was (and still is) coming from the soaking of the black grape skin into its own just pressed juice, called in French, the moût.

Some Producers will confess You that, in fact, at the beginning this Oeil de Perdrix Champagne is the result of a “mistake or error”, just like a lot of the best French cooking recipes…

At this period, the transportation and storage conditions were quite basic. So it happens frequently that the Pinot Noirs grape, once harvested, stay long moment into huge baskets and was partly squeezed due to bad transportation conditions. Then, they quickly realize that grapes soaked into their own juice for few hours (in fact, the time needed for the daily harvest to be brought back home) give a gentle amber color to the moût and very interesting flavors and aromas to the future Champagne.

HKD $450.00

Return Policy

It is the receiver’s responsibility to check the condition of any Champagne received. Refund, if any, will be deducted from your next order..

Shipping Policy

Delivery to a single address is HKD80
Ma Wan, Lantau Island and outlying islands : to be advised. 

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