Champagne Delamotte Brut NV [6/cs]

champagne delamotte brut
France Champagne
Champagne Blends
Type: Sparkling Wine
Vintage: Non-Vintage
Delamotte is one of the oldest wineries in Champagne. Established in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, it is the “little sister” property to the legendary Champagne Salon. They share viticultural, enological, and managerial teams as well as terroir.

 

Delamotte Brut is a blend of approximately 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir from south-facing slopes on the Montagne de Reims, and 10% Pinot Meunier from the Valle de la Marne. Chardonnay sets the framework, Pinot Noir brings fruitiness and richness, and Pinot Meunier introduces aromatic charm. Following 30 to 36 months maturation sur lie after secondary fermentation, the wine received a light dosage. They combine in a wine of subtle power, appealing freshness, soft curves, and a precise, fresh fruit finish. This is a dry and extremely attractive Traditional Method sparkling wine, balanced and elegant. No need to age, this food-friendly Champagne can be popped anytime!

 

“Based in the Chardonnay region of the Côte des Blancs, it’s no surprise that this producer has a dominance of that grape in its blend. The wine has great minerality as well as tight acidity and delicious citrus flavors. It’s a dry, finely balanced wine to drink now.”

92 points, Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2017

 

“(50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier, with 7 g/l dosage): Bright straw. Vibrant aromas of lemon pith, pear skin and honeysuckle, with a chalky topnote. Dry, sharply focused lemon and lime flavors become deeper with air and pick up brioche and ginger nuances. Firm, chewy and dry, finishing with very good clarity and stony persistence.”

91 points, Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, Jan 2015

 

“The Delamotte NV Brut blends approximately 55% Chardonnay with 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier. It is clear, round and spicy on the predominantly fruity and vinous nose with its delicate chalk and hazelnut flavors. On the palate this is a lithe, finessed, fresh and elegant Brut with good structure and a pure, salty-mineral and cleansing finish. The mousse is highly delicate, the whole performance almost filigreed yet well structured. This is a delicious Brut. My sample is based on the 2013 vintage that was disgorged in July 2016 with a dosage of eight grams per liter.”

91 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Nov 2017

 

“This mineral-driven version offers a smoky overtone to the flavors of poached pear and Meyer lemon zest, with hints of toasted brioche and almond. Subtle, offering a finely detailed bead and a spiced finish. Drink now through 2022.”

91 points, Wine Spectator, Nov 2017