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.v
Based on the 2018 vintage and disgorged in March 2021 without dosage the new rendition of Dehours's NV Extra-Brut Oeil de Perdrix is only very delicately tinted (keen amateur cooks will think of the skin of a Roscoff onion). Exhibiting aromas of crisp stone fruits white flowers buttery pastry and subtle hints of honeycomb it's medium to full-bodied pillowy and seamless with fine depth at the core lively acids and a beautifully refined mousse.