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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. This wine is made from Pinot Noir and lightly pressed in a short maceration period. In Switzerland, the term " Süßdruck " is also commonly used for such a wine. In Italy, the designation Occhio di Pernice is used with the same meaning for a rosé Vin Santo

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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