Dehours Œil de Perdrix Extra Brut Rosé NV Bottle size: 750ml

France, Champagne
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Disgorgement date: September 2022

'The NV Extra Brut Oeil de Perdrix is a stellar wine, quintessential Dehours. This release is 74% Meunier, 15% Chardonnay and 11% a perpetual reserve that goes back to 1989. Rich yet light on its feet, the Oeil de Perdrix is spellbinding in its beauty. Kirsch, rose petals, white flowers, mint, white pepper and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that grace this exquisite, ethereal Champagne. What an absolute joy it is. No dosage. Disgorged: September, 2022. 2023-2030' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 95/100

Please see the tasting notes on the previous disgorgement date:

'The NV Extra Brut Oeil de Perdrix is a Meunier-based Rosé, all from the 2017 harvest. Translucent and yet deceptive in its richness, the Oeil de Perdrix has a lot going on. Orange peel, spice, rose petal and sweet red cherry fruit are all nicely lifted. Oeil de Perdrix is a beautiful, expressive Champagne, but it only truly blossoms with a few hours of air. The zero dosage style is especially felt on the clean, bracing finish. Bottled with no dosage. Disgorged: July, 2019. 2020-2025.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 93/100 (Nov 2020)

'Disgorged in July 2019 without dosage, Dehours's NV Extra-Brut Oeil de Perdrix is showing nicely, unwinding in the glass with scents of raspberries, fresh peach and mandarin oil. Medium to full-bodied, taut and incisive, it's tightly wound, with racy acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse. There's less flesh on the wine's structural bones here than in last year's disgorgement, but it should unwind nicely with time in the cellar. 2022-2032.' – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 90+/100 (Mar 2021)

'Oeil de Perdrix is the name given to very pale rosé wines. This blended rosé reveals the Pinot Meunier Character, favorite grape-variety in the Marne Valley area and iconic identity of our vineyard. This is a fresh and fruity Rosé.' – Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 12.5%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 74% Meunier and 15% Chardonnay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating VIN 95
Producer information Founded in the 1930s, Dehours & Fils is run by the third generation vigneron, Jérôme Dehours. They farm 42 parcels over 14.5 ha split between the villages of Mareuil-la-Port (Montagne de Reims); and Oeuilly, Cerseuil and Troissy (Vallée de la Marne). This area, Vallée de Flagot, named for the small river flowing through the valley to meet the Marne River, has a cool climate. It is perfect for growing Pinot Meunier, the corner stone of Dehours Champagne. As for the style at Dehours, the wines are respectful of the rich and bold flavours of the Pinot Meunier with a vibrant energy the result of a low dosage from brut to extra brut cuvées.
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