Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV [6/cs]

champagne delamotte blanc de blancs nv
France Champagne
Chardonnay
Type: Sparkling Wine
Vintage: Non-Vintage
Delamotte sources its Chardonnay from Grands Crus vineyards of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger and Cramant. It is a beautiful expression of the grape’s delicacy and elegance, fermented in stainless steel with little dosage. Only 10% reserve wines are used, allowing for full display of the terroir of the vineyards, an endless chalk-rich (or as the French say, “crayeux”) expression of Champagne.


The wine is aged for 4-5 years before release, far beyond the legal minimum of 14 months. It will continue to improve for 2-6 years.


“A really fresh, exuberant and expressive Chardonnay-based Champagne here that offers a nose of white peaches and lemon-lime citrus fruits. On the palate, there’s a sorbet-like texture with lime and nectarine flavours that’s smoothly arranged to precision. A gently nutty finish.”

92 points, JamesSuckling.com, Oct 2016


“Light yellow. Mineral-tinged peach, melon and pear aromas display excellent clarity, picking up a subtle floral quality with aeration.  Supple and seamless on the palate, offering vivid honeydew and pit fruit flavours accented by a vibrant lemon zest quality.  Finishes very long, silky and precise, with an echo of juicy melon and strong mineral lift.”

92 points, vinous.com, Jan 2015


“This subtle Champagne offers a refined, creamy mousse and flavors of Asian pear, toasted almond and lemon parfait, underscored by chalky minerality. Elegant. Drink now through 2019.”

91 points, Wine Spectator, Nov 2016


“An expressive nose combines a variety of citrus elements along with lovely brioche and yeast scents. There is excellent punch to the delicious, complex and nicely voluminous flavors that are underpinned by a moderately firm mousse before terminating in a balanced and attractively dry finale. This is really quite good for a basic house brut and worth a look.”

91 points, burghound.com, Oct 2016