NV Dehours "Oeil de Perdrix" Extra-Brut Rosé, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France

Showing nicely, unwinding in the glass with scents of raspberries, fresh peach and mandarin oil. Medium to full-bodied, taut and incisive, it’s tightly wound, with racy acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse. There’s less flesh on the wine’s structural bones here than in last year’s disgorgement, but it should unwind nicely with time in the cellar.



In the purest tradition of the estate, this "Eye of the Perdrix" cuvée (color obtained by blending) is presented in a very pale color, marked by the majority presence of Meunier, the main grape variety of the Marne Valley and also the identity grape variety of our own vineyard. Through this cuvée, our desire is to present a fresh Champagne, "on the fruit". Maturation of 15 to 25 months in bottle.


Dehours was founded by Jérôme’s grandfather Ludovic in 1930. It was Jérôme’s father Robert who developed the estate and began a new activity of trading in grapes. Jérôme knew that he wanted to be a grower, studying first in Beaune and then at the viticultural school in Avize. Tragically, his father Robert passed away suddenly at the age of 50, in 1987. Jérôme was just 21 years old and was not ready to take on the responsibility of the domaine.

Jérôme Dehours farms 42 different vineyards in three distinct villages on the southern side of the Marne River. Jérôme’s 14.5 hectares are split between the villages of Mareuil-la-Port, Oeuilly, Cerseuil and Troissy, in this quiet corner of the Marne. This area is just south of the Marne river at Châtillon-sur-Marne and Cuisles, where Cédric Moussé produces his exquisite wines. This area, the Vallée de Flagot, is named for the small river which has carved out a winding valley called Le Flagot, to meet the Marne River.


Grape(s) Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
Farming Organic