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Jean Vesselle - Oeil de Perdrix

WINERY: Domaine Jean Vesselle WINEMAKERS: Delphine and David Vesselle ESTABLISHED: 1800s REGION: FRANCE • Champagne • Bouzy APPELLATION: Champagne AOC BLEND: 100% Pinot Noir VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards are located in and around the village of Bouzy. Soils are the classic, chalky terroir of the Montagne de Reims. AGE OF VINES: 15-30 years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are macerated briefly (less than 24 hours) for color then pressed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Aged for three years in bottle. Dosage 6 grams/L. TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of red roses, orange zest, white pepper, light herbs. Medium-bodied yet light on the tongue; elegant, silky and balanced. Red berries, stone fruits, peppery finish. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: As an aperitif or throughout a meal; its acidic balance and red-wine body make it endlessly flexible at the table
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