Delamotte


Delamotte Brut Rosé NV Saignée |Rosé |NV

Delamotte

Delamotte Brut Rosé NV Saignée

Rosé NV

$137.99

- Based in the esteemed grand cru village of Les Mesnil Sur Oger

- A rare style of Rosé made by blending + maceration, unusual and excellent quality

- Pair with Peking Duck or Chinese style BBQ Spare Ribs

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.

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.

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 

About the house

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 

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking


Saignee

Stone Fruit


Red Cherry

Citrus Fruit


Blood Orange

Red Fruits


Pomegranate

Florals


Florals Lilac