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Oeil de perdrix

Oeil de perdrix

Protected designation of origin for a rosé wine from the Swiss cantons of Neuchâtel and Valais. It means "partridge eye" because the salmon to bronze coloured wine resembles the red eye ring of a partridge.

It is made from the Pinot Noir grape variety and lightly pressed in a short maceration period. In Switzerland, the term "Süßdruck" is also commonly used for such a wine.

In Italy, the additional name Occhio di Pernice is used with the same meaning for a rosé Vin Santo

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