Delamotte Brut NV 6/750
A great champagne is first and formost a great wine. This is the challenge that drives Maison Delamotte and its sister house, the mythical Champagne Salon, both of which are located in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, one of the most prized Grand Cru Villages of the Côté des Blancs.
In 1760, Champagne Delamotte was one of only five Champagne houses in the region. Located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger it is the sister house of Champagne Salon, with which it shares the same viticultural, winemaking, and management team. Vineyard location is the key that guides Delamotte’s expression, defining the house’s elegant and focused style of wine. A house like no other with all its vineyards sourced from the Grands Crus of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize, and Cramant for Chardonnay, Delamotte is one of the very few négociants to cultivate such a passion for the expression of this unique ward of Champagne.
Delamotte Brut is a blend of approximately 55% chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier, which combine to give a wine of subtle power, appealing freshness, soft curves, and a precise, fresh fruit finish: this is a dry and extremely attractive champagne, balanced and elegant. Each grape plays a part, as Chardonnay sets the wine in place, its foundation and roots. Pinot Noir helps give the wine more breadth and depth. A small portion of Pinot Meunier brings its aromatic charm to produce a pure and intense Brut. Aged on the lees for 30 to 36 months, Delamotte Brut receives a light dosage of 7g/l, similar to that of the Delamotte range.
Chardonnay: 55%, Pinot Noir: 35%, Pinot Meunier: 10% | Pale gold in color, it has great purity on the nose, laced with citrus, white blossom, lemon zest, and mossy notes. Its creamy freshness is further emphasized by the textural delicacy of its mousse. Many occasions lend themselves to opening a bottle of Delamotte Brut - a generous champagne, clean and elegant. This is a champagne made for tenderness and pleasure, an absolute must for the cellar of all those who celebrate life.
“(aged on the lees for 30-36 months with a high proportion of grand cru chardonnay). An expressive nose features notes of yeast, Meyer lemon and discreet apple and baked bread nuances. There is a moderately firm mousse supporting the delicious if restrained medium weight flavors where the finish is quite dry but not austere. This clearly has some older stock in it and the extended lees aging shows as well. In a word, lovely. And note that this could easily be held to good effect for several years and that’s what I would suggest. Drink: 2018+”
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“Clean and fragrant with red fruit, this wine’s tart cherry and strawberry flavors integrate with the soil character, which acts as a scrim over the fruit. It feels lush within the tight confines of its structure. Built for food, this will accompany roast game birds.”
Enjoy at any time of the day or night. We like it for aperitif, or with a light fruit dessert: poached pears or an apricot tart.
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