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Oeil de Perdrix Réserve BAUR AU LAC VINS
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Oeil de Perdrix Réserve BAUR AU LAC VINS

AOC Neuenburg, Château d'Auvernier, 2018

375 ml
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Château d'Auvernier / Thierry Grosjean
Origin: Switzerland / Neuenburg / Neuenburg
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In stock
Article nr. 30025318
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Château d'Auvernier / Thierry Grosjean
Origin: Switzerland / Neuenburg / Neuenburg
Other vintages:


Pale pink with sparkling tinge. Floral nose with touches of strawberry and raspberry. On palate this wine is nicely rounded with a supporting acidity. The balanced structure offers elegant red fruit flavours and good length.


Origin: Switzerland / Neuenburg / Neuenburg
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Ripening potential: 1 to 2 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Italian antipasti, Apéro riche, Crispy roast chicken
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank, soft pressing, cooling period, fermentation at low temperatures
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in steel tank
Volume: 13.5 %
Note: Contains sulphites


Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity

Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.



Neuchâtel: the Burgundy of Switzerland

Neuchâtel is considered the stronghold of the art of watchmaking. The precision that characterizes the clockwork mechanisms can also be found in many crus here, which grow on calcareous soils. The narrow strip between Lake Neuchâtel and the southern rim of the Jura Mountains is the perfect terroir for Chasselas, but also for Pinot Noirs, which present Burgundian characteristics. With the white “Non Filtré” and the indigenous “Oeil de Perdrix”, vintners in Neuchâtel have two particular specialties.

Grape varieties

Pinot noir

Blueprint of the terroir

No other variety expresses its terroir as precisely as Pinot noir. It is a sensitive, fragile grape. But when it succeeds, it gives the world some of its very greatest wine plants. It especially excels in Burgundy, where it has been cultivated for at least 700 years. Even in the middle ages, it was considered so precious that it was kept separate from other grapes so as to not diminish its value. The finest examples are delicate and fragrant with aromas of cherries and red berries. With maturity, notes of forest floor, leather and truffles enter as well. An irresistible fruity sweetness still shines through, even after several decades. The Pinot noir does well in cool locations: in Switzerland and in Germany, where it is known as Blauburgunder and Spätburgunder respectively; in Alsace and in South Tyrol, in Oregon, New Zealand and Tasmania. Not least, it yields fantastic champagnes. It is a wonderful culinary companion. With its soft tannins and charming bouquet, it meshes with everything, from Güggeli and cheeses to fried fish.