Champagne Doyard Œil De Perdrix Millésime 2011 Grand Cru Extra Brut 75cl

£70.00

This Doyard Œil De Perdrix has great finesse and lightness, but also intensity and very firm character on the palate, but it still has great length and complexity on the finish. This is a champagne slightly tinged with pink, like the "Eye of a Partridge". It is a pressed rosé: an authentic champagne, combining freshness, elegance, vinosity, length, with a complex nose, pleasantly borrowed from aromas of red fruits.

75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay

At the end of the First World War, Maurice Doyard bought a vineyard at Vertus. He began marketing and harvesting in 1927 and at the same time took care of the professional organization of Champagne. This led him to become president of the Syndicat Général des Vignerons and the CIVC (Interprofessional Committee for Champagne Wines) where he worked with M. de VOGUE (Moet and Chandon House), the co-founder in 1941. The Doyard family is therefore closely linked to the history of Champagne including all the qualitative regulations put in place since that time. This passion, this rigor and this qualitative research were passed on to succeeding generations, still used today to produce quality Champagnes. In addition, all the criteria for grape production and winemaking have been adopted in a rigorous internal quality charter. Each of their cuvées meets this requirement, offering consumers the assurance of enjoying a champagne of high expression. Thus, today the family farm, based on more than 10 hectares of vines on Vertus, Oger, Mesnil sur Oger, Avize, Cramant and Ay, is doing its utmost to develop prestigious and authentic champagnes. These villages are located on the Côte des Blancs, a real cradle of the Chardonnay grape variety. It is the specialist of this one, which makes it possible to ensure a very good quality with the white grapes used by the vine growers of this sector, like the Doyard family. Copper hue, shaded with orange highlights. It evokes the great wines of the origins of Champagne. First impression of gooseberry and hazelnut before the appearance of fine spices (thyme, cinnamon, cloves). After a few minutes, notes of apricot and raspberry enrich the wine. Charming bouquet. The palate is clean, fresh and petulant, dynamic. Round and harmonious structure with a beautiful balance. The dosage, imperceptible, allows the chalky minerality to express itself and fine perfumes of cherries emerge. Harmony and depth are at the rendezvous. Intense on the finish.