Delamotte


Delamotte Brut Rosé NV Saignée|Brut Rosé|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Saignee

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Red Cherry

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Blood Orange

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Pomegranate

Florals

Florals


Florals Lilac

Mesnil

Mesnil

What to expect


One of the most distinctive aspects of this wine is how it's made. Where most rosé's are either made via assemblage (base wine is mixed in with red wine and then fermented) or saignée (in which the skins of the berries macerate with the juice to create a slightly deeper colour); this has both pinot noir 80% and chardonnay 20% co-pressed which is a unique process. In fact there are only 2-3 other producers that do this, so very different approach to wine making.

Expect a nose filled with blood orange, pomegranate and lilac florals. There is some cassis coming through on the palate with refined tannin, juicy acidity and exceptional length.

This sits at around 8 g/L dosage and up to 4 years aged on lees.

$137.99

Club Price $130.15 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Saignee

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Red Cherry

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Blood Orange

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Pomegranate

Florals

Florals


Florals Lilac

What to expect


One of the most distinctive aspects of this wine is how it's made. Where most rosé's are either made via assemblage (base wine is mixed in with red wine and then fermented) or saignée (in which the skins of the berries macerate with the juice to create a slightly deeper colour); this has both pinot noir 80% and chardonnay 20% co-pressed which is a unique process. In fact there are only 2-3 other producers that do this, so very different approach to wine making.

Expect a nose filled with blood orange, pomegranate and lilac florals. There is some cassis coming through on the palate with refined tannin, juicy acidity and exceptional length.

This sits at around 8 g/L dosage and up to 4 years aged on lees.

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 a 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 in 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


The gorgeous red fruit in this wine would work well with fragrant Asian spices and dishes like Peking duck or something with five-spice like Chinese spare ribs