Œnothèque: Our library of previous Champagnes of the Month April 2016

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Our “Champagne of the Month” for April is the “Œil de Perdrix” Millésime 2008 from Domaine Dehours, based in the village of Cerseuil in the Vallée de la Marne.

 

 

Jérôme Dehours has 42 plots at his disposal, dispersed around the Vallée de la Marne from afar afield as Mareil-le-Port, Œilly and Troissy. The clay and limestone land is worked with the upmost respect for the environment.

 

“Œil de Perdrix” translates as “Eye of the Partridge”, a name given to very pale pink rosés, formed by the addition of a small amount of red wine which in this case is made from Pinot Meunier. The overall assemblage is 55% Pinot Meunier and 45% Chardonnay a small amount of which is aged in oak. Dosage is very low and this wine was disgorged in February 2014. The ideal temperature for service is 12° or lightly chilled.

 

This is an elegant champagne; fresh and vibrant with mineral and vegetal tones. Hints of mandarin, grapefruit, caramel, vanilla and wild strawberry is evident. A truly delicious wine from an excellent winemaker that is very keenly priced

 

Price circa = €28.00