Domaine des Perdrix was taken over in 1996 by Devillard's family, wine's men and women, for 5 generations.
All vineyards were in perfect condition. High investments have been realized in the Cuverie, in order to take advantage of the present techniques:
Most of the domaine's production was first sold to a trade firm, with the result that the Domaine was not well-known. Which has allowed Robert Parker to say that, even in the great terroirs of Côte de Nuits, you could still discover great quality wines. This domaine extends over 30 acres in the great terroirs of : Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint Georges Premier Cru "Aux perdrix" (which is owned in quasi monopoly, as the Doamine owns 99% of this great vineyard) and Echézeaux Grand Cru (situated in "Echézeaux du dessus", right in the centre of this prestigious vineyard). More than half of our vineyards, are Premiers Crus and Grand Crus.
The grapes are collected manually, sorted, and then completely de-stemmed. The grapes are then macerated; the cap of grape skin is punched down to stimulate the process, but no pumping over is performed. Alcoholic fermentation lasts from 15 to 20 days. After this period, wine is transferred to oak barrels to mature for a period of 12 to 18 months.
Vinified by Robert Vernizeau, the wine combines a fruity elegance with the sophistication of a solid structure. The Domaine des Perdrix represents the best of Burgundy’s terroirs. Even though the wine seduces from a very early age, it has a strong aging potential.