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Occhio di Pernice

Italian name for a rosé-like wine, which is pressed light red with a short maceration period from red wine grapes. It means "partridge eye" because the salmon to bronze coloured wine resembles the red eye ring of a partridge. The name is especially common with Vin Santo. DOC areas are Vin Santo del Chianti, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Vin Santo di Carmignano and Vin Santo di Montepulciano. The French term Oeil de perdrix has the same meaning.

Rebhuhn - Vogel und Kopf mit rotem Augenring
Picture left: From david galavan - grey partridge at turvey, CC BY 2.0, Link

Picture right: from Stephen D on Pixabay

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