A superlative expression of Grand cru Chardonnay of Champagne, Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is made from our vineyards and partner vineyards all situated in the villages of Le Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Cramant.
Our winemaking is straight forward, there is no secret, and all the wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks. A very restrained dosage is used, to not mislead the purity of the territory surrounding the village of Le Mesnil, producing an untouched, mineral style of wine. Just 10% reserve wines are used, favouring the essential character of our vineyards, an indefinitely “crayeux” expression of Champagne.
Grown on chalk soil our Chardonnay is quite austere in its youth; hence the wine in bottle “grows on the lees” for 4 to 5 years before disgorgement, while the legal minimum is 15 months. The disgorged wine will benefit from further ageing for 2 to 6 years before the full character of the wine shines.
Foremost a mineral wine, Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV has textbook chalkiness; with time in the glass showing its complexity from the lees and white flesh fruit.
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.