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Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 6/750

100% Chardonnay

A great champagne is first and foremost 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.

A superlative expression of Grand Cru Chardonnay, Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is made from our vineyards and partner vineyards all situated in the Grands Crus of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, and Cramant. Our winemaking is straightforward, there are no secrets, and all the wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks. A very restrained dosage is used, so as not to alter the purity of the fruit, producing an untouched and mineral style of wine. Only 10% reserve wines are used, enhancing the essential characteristics of the vineyards, an endless “crayeux” expression of Champagne. Grown on chalk soil our Chardonnay is quite austere at birth; hence the wine is laid to rest and develop on its lees for 4 to 5 years before disgorgement (while the legal minimum is 15 months). The disgorged wine will improve for 2 to 6 years.

Expert Review

93 Robert Parker
“On the palate, the wine is medium to full bodied, fine-boned and elegant, with crisp but charming core of fruit, lively acids and a precise, saline finish.”

Food Pairings

On its own, with fresh oysters, elegant seawater fish, or simply fresh radish with a
touch of fleur de sel, Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is a versatile wine as aperitif or at the
table.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

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