Delamotte


Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Brut|Blanc de Blancs|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Elegant Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


20% Reserve Wines

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Patisserie Toasty Nougat

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Mesnil

Mesnil

What to expect


All the fruit is sourced from some of the best villages in the Cotes des Blancs; Cramant, Oger, Avize and Les Mesnil. The base wine for this is all from the excellent 2008 vintage showing great energy and vibrance. It was aged for 4 years on lees and was disgorged 2012 and Delamotte uses around 20% reserve wines with a judicious 7 g/L dosage.

The nose has soft citrus notes, developing into some fresh yoghurt and cream. The palate is toasty, creamy with underlying mineral tension. After a few moments in the glass, aromas of patisserie and almond nougat begin to appear followed by some light smoky tones. This is a wine of subtlety and elegance. It may have NV marked on the label, however, the majority of this is from the 2008, which represents great value for a wine of this pedigree.

$125.00

Club Price $118.75 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Elegant Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


20% Reserve Wines

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Patisserie Toasty Nougat

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

What to expect


All the fruit is sourced from some of the best villages in the Cotes des Blancs; Cramant, Oger, Avize and Les Mesnil. The base wine for this is all from the excellent 2008 vintage showing great energy and vibrance. It was aged for 4 years on lees and was disgorged 2012 and Delamotte uses around 20% reserve wines with a judicious 7 g/L dosage.

The nose has soft citrus notes, developing into some fresh yoghurt and cream. The palate is toasty, creamy with underlying mineral tension. After a few moments in the glass, aromas of patisserie and almond nougat begin to appear followed by some light smoky tones. This is a wine of subtlety and elegance. It may have NV marked on the label, however, the majority of this is from the 2008, which represents great value for a wine of this pedigree.

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

This maison has been the next-door neighbour of the mighty Salon for over 100 years so it made sense that Salon and Delamotte unite their wine making efforts, which they did in 1988. This made sense from many angles. Salon are well-known for making high-end, exclusive and expensive wines that age well and are destined to last decades. Delamotte have a broader range to accommodate the everyday drinker (yes they exist) to seductive rosés and exemplary blanc de blancs, and so they should as they are in the heart of Côte des Blancs – Les Mesnil Sur Oger. This partnership caught the eye of Laurent-Perrier who decided to invest in these great families in 1989 and, as such, took over the wine making duties as well. Delamotte is one to seek out if you have discovered you are a blancs de blancs lover and it is in fact the house’s aim to be the reference for this style of champagne, which is no mean feat. If you are into rosé, they make a very seductive saignée version too. Current production sits at around 700,000 bottles.

Food suggestion


If you are in the presence of greatness, it's best to let them or it do the talking. Get yourself some fresh scallops, sear them in a pan with some butter (or olive oil) and squeeze some fresh lemon. If you're not into seafood, a soft, crumby goats cheese would go well too.