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.