The Pinot noir grapes come from our Estate vineyard. We pick the grapes earlier than for red wine; about the same time as for making Champagne. We gently press the fruit whole cluster to minimize skin contact, and minimize any color extraction. The almost colorless juice is ferment at cool temperatures - 64º- and the fermentation was stopped just short of dryness. This creates a crisp, refreshing white wine from Pinot noir with just a hint of sweetness.
Crop Level: 3.4 tons/acre
Bottled: January 2017
Oeil de perdrix translates to "eye of the partridge" and is an old name for a very pale rosé wine made from Pinot noir. In many ways it is more similar to German Riesling than Pinot noir except for its plum scents.