Oeil de Perdrix is a rosé made from free run Pinot Noir. In my eyes, a golden standard (or should it be pink standard) in rosés that few others can match. This is a lively, dry and well developed rosé Alcohol: 13% Serve at:8 to 10° C Drink with: with summer salads, with grilled poultry, but also on its own as an aperitif.
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Oeil de Perdrix, the classic top rosé style in Switzerland. Made from Pinot Noir. A very different type of rosé, made from free run juice. The result is a dry, fruity and complex wine that resembles both red and white wine, rather than most rosé.
Typical colour for Oeil de Perdrix - a salmon-peach colour with only some pink. In the nose, a very vineous impression - one recognises hints of pinot noir, baked summer red berries, a flash of pink pepper. In the mouth, again, more intriguing complexity, a wine poised between red and white wine - a puzzle in a blind tasting, for sure!
This is the wine I fall back for dishes which could be a challenge to a red or white wine - the other option might be a sparkling wine. Can harmoniously accompany a whole meal, feeling more "red" or "white" depending on the dish. In stock - normally despatched within one working day.
Oeil de Perdrix is technically a rosé wine made from Pinot Noir, although better examples, such as this one, have more the appearance and character of a light red wine. The grapes for this wine are grown on alluvial soils around Chamoson - these tend to be mainly sand and gravel based, but silt and clay soils are also found. The grapes were manually harvested at 95 ° Oe, and vinification uses the "saignée" method with 8 hours of maceration followed by slow fermentation at a temperature of 20°C. The wine is then stored in tanks till bottling in July following the harvest. A beautiful deep pink color, fruity and elegant end an excellent expression of the noble Pinot Noir. Makes a good apéritif but also a good match for white meats and Asian dishes. Drink - now to 2014. Serving temperature 16-18°C - rather higher than a typical rosé. Yield 65 hl / hectare. Acidity 4.7 g / litre. ABV 12% vol.
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Once in a while we come across something very special, and this wine is just that! The first time I visited Brun, this wine had not been released for sale, but I was offered a taste of the zero dosage version, which would not normally be offered for the UK market. But this wine was just fabulous and I managed to get hold of a limited amount.
Composition is 90 % Pinot Noir, 10 % Pinot Meunier, from Mareuil/Ay and Mutigny. It's made using saignée - like a red wine, but the maceration is shorter, one or two days instead of the minimum 5 days for red wine production. Vinification is in stainless steel. It's only made in good years, with very mature grapes from old vineyards, and in small quantities. Fruity and intense, crisp and of course very dry, with a long lingering finish. Stunning stuff, very moreish indeed.
Philippe Brun describes it thus:- "Rare! Made the authentic way, direct from harvest.". In stock - normally despatched within one working day.