The Oeil de Perdrix name, which translates to “eye of the partridge,” describes this Blanc de Noirs’ light salmon color, much like that of the bird’s eye. The Champagne sports Pinot Noir’s plump cherry and rhubarb notes, with overtones of herbs and fresh, yeasty biscuits. All this reflecting the bold Bouzy terroir that with the talents of Vesselle has been transformed into a graceful temptress. This Champagne is bold enough to pair with any decadent feast.
The estate, which encompasses two separate parcels in Bouzy, a “Grand Cru” village, has been in the same family for 300 years. The Vesselle family has been an institution in Bouzy, a village long prized for its Pinot Noir-based Champagnes, and Delphine Vesselle, along with her husband David, proudly carry on that tradition. After the death of her father Jean Vesselle in 1996, Delphine took over management of the estate – she has been a much acclaimed winemaker every since.