Jean Vesselle Oeil de Perdrix (3L Jeroboam)
The family’s collection of top terroirs and generations of leadership in championing Pinot Noir are what make wines from Domaine Vesselle such eloquent examples of Blanc de Noirs Champagnes. For nearly 300 years, the Vesselle family has been tilling the chalky soils of Bouzy and cultivating some of the village’s best-placed Pinot Noir vines. Wines here combine a classic Champagne elegance with the signature Bouzy power, especially in wines such as the estate’s ‘Oeil de Perdrix.’ This unique rosé is a taste of Champagne history, a style of wine long forgotten before winemaker Delphine Vesselle—to honor the traditions of her Champagne-making grandparents—brought it back with great success.
On the nose: Aromas of red roses, orange zest, white pepper, light herbs.
On the palate: Medium-bodied yet light on the tongue; elegant, silky and balanced. Red berries, stone fruits, peppery finish.
As an aperitif or throughout a meal; its acidic balance and red-wine body make it endlessly flexible at the table.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Estate vineyards are located in and around the village of Bouzy. Soils are the classic, chalky terroir of the Montagne de Reims.
Aging: 3 years in bottle.