NV Champagne Delamotte Brut, Champagne, France (375ml)
A Quarterly Sparkling Wine Club Selection
Maison Delamotte was stablished over 260 years ago by François Delamotte in Reims. making it one of the five oldest Champagne houses. Their success rests on a respect for tradition, a dedication to quality, and a history of enticing wines that have been true to the heart of the legendary terroir.
Marie-Louise de Nonancourt took the reins of Champagne Delamotte in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in 1927, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, the sub-appellation of Champagne where Chardonnay dominates. Her son Charles took over the management of the house from 1948 to 1988. Her second son, Bernard began his career with his brother at Delamotte before taking over in 1949 the management of the Laurent-Perrier house, which Marie-Louise had managed to purchase between the two world wars. In 1988, Bernard de Nonancourt, established the Laurent-Perrier group by integrating the family house - Champagne Delamotte and also got the opportunity to purchase the neighboring, legendary Maison Champagne Salon, fulfilling a long-standing dream. The destiny of both Salon and Delamotte have been linked ever since. The Delamotte Brut is an orchestra of three grape varieties, playing a particularly balanced score. The 55% Chardonnay content forms the backbone of its structure while the 35% Pinot Noir from Tours-sur-Marne, Bouzy, and Ambonnay give it depth and fruit. The 10% Pinot Meunier perfects these harmonies with aromatic density. A light dosage is added to Delamotte Brut Champagne after thirty-six months maturation on the lees. Pale gold hue. Enchanting apple and citrus aromatics with a touch of hazelnut. Bright and tart on the palate with a delicate, frothy mousse; showing fresh apple, quince, tangerine and a touch of brioche. This is an elegant and poised style of Champagne that walks a very fine line between finesse and power.