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La Maison Carrée

Pinot Noir Rosé 'Œil De Perdrix' 2021

$31.00

Pinot Noir Rosé 'Œil De Perdrix' 2021

La Maison Carrée

Pinot Noir Rosé 'Œil De Perdrix' 2021

$31.00

100% Pinot Noir, macerated for 12 - 24 hours. 

The Perrochet family has been in Auvernier for generations–they were known as winemakers and farmers as far back as the mid-1500s. They acquired La Maison Carrée in 1827, and when Alexandre joined his father Jean-Denis in 2015, he represented the sixth generation of winemakers at this estate. Their consistent aim throughout history has been to best express their regional identity through their wines. As Jean-Denis sees it, “we are not the owners of our terroir, we are only the guardians. We must look after it so that we can pass it on to the following generations, as was done for us.”

The vineyards are situated along Lake Neuchâtel, on calcareous soils ideally suited for the grape varieties they grow. Climate change has helped them more consistently achieve ripe grapes over the past decades, but the altitude and cool autumn temperatures maintain balance and freshness in the wines. On the other hand, they’re now facing more issues with drought, excessive heat, and excessive precipitation. The estate has been farming biodynamically for over fifteen years. In the cellar, the goal is as little intervention as possible, including the use of traditional techniques (vertical press, aging on lees in foudre).  As Jean-Denis says, “the winemaker is there to cultivate the vines and obtain the grapes. During vinification, he is around the fermentation process just to allow the wine to best express the characteristics of its origin.”

- Williams Corner Wine