Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs
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Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV - 75cl Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV - 75cl   £38.95 £39.95 £41.95
Champagne Delamotte Overview
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Due to the northern location of their vineyards in the Grand Cru villages of the Côte des Blancs, Champagne Delamotte's grapes rarely ripen fully and the resulting wines are very light wth searing acidity. All of their champagnes are fermented in stainless-steel tanks and spend at least four years on the lees prior to riddling and disgorgement. This length of time on the lees allows Delamotte's Blanc de Blancs NV to mellow both structurally and aromatically, creating extremely unique flavours. Just 10% reserve wines and a purposefully low dosage are added to this cuvée, as Delamotte favours allowing the vineyards to express themselves, creating wines with an alluring mineral style.

Although a non-vintage, this is an incredibly rare champagne: just 10,000 bottles are produced annually.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Avize, Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Reserve Wine: 10%
Ageing: 4 years on the lees
Dosage: 8 g/l

Tasting Note: Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV is chalky, rich and delicate. On the nose: aromas of citrus with hints of ginger. On the palate: a creamy mousse with an abundance of citrus and vanilla leading to a long finish with great acidity.
Delamotte Blanc de Blancs
Julia Harding MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Sep 2016
17/20
“Mostly 2012 with 25% reserve (2010 and 2011).
Wonderfully fragrant - smells white and pure but there are delicate notes of yeasty autolysis and scented lemons and white peach. Perfect balance here, finesse and elegance and no lack of flavour intensity and length. Fine and persistent mousse. (JH)”
Essi Avellan MW,
EssiAvellan.com,
Oct 2016
89-91/100
“One third of each, Le Mesnil, Cramant and Oger, make up for the lovely smoky-mineral yet pure fruity essence of Delamotte non-vintage blanc de blancs. Lemon curd, butter, pastry and charred wood nuances on top of a highly mineral backbone. Lean, long and mouth-watering as it should be.”
Josh Reynolds,
VinousMedia.com,
Jan 2016
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92/100
“(8 g/l dosage): 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 flavors accented by a vibrant lemon zest quality. Finishes very long, silky and precise, with an echo of juicy melon and strong mineral lift.”
Julia Harding,
JancisRobinson.com,
Jul 2014
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17.5/20
“Magnum. Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Based on the 2008 vintage, disgorged June 2013, dosage < 7 g/l. Subtle but distinctive – delicately lemon and floral, with a just a hint of sage - and very gently creamy with the merest hint of yeastiness. Well defined and beautifully fresh. Small, tight bubbles. Lots of tension but plenty of refined citrus, too. Elegant, very long with a slight grip that adds to the length. (JH)”
Bought directly from Corney & Barrow, the UK agent for Delamotte. This is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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