Made from Grand Cru Chardonnay, Delamotte Blanc de Blancs exhibits absolute purity, with the vinification process taking place in stainless steel tanks. Blanc de Blancs is a mineral champagne, with a chalky sensation achieved by a modest addition of reserve wine (10% maximum). This particular note is the very essence of our vineyard and its Chardonnays, which grow in a pure chalk soil. Yes, the wines may be a little austere when young, which is why maturation on the lees – far longer than the statutory fifteen months – extends to four or five years before disgorgement. Ageing after disgorgement continues to perfect the finesse and elegance of this cuvée. This is the golden rule in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, where Delamotte was founded in 1760. If Delamotte is one of the five oldest champagne houses, it is because we respect traditions, we are dedicated to flavour and we craft our wines in the heart of the legendary Côte des Blancs terroir.
Chilled but never cold (around 8°C) and served in an elegant tulip-shaped wine glass. Its fine mineral character develops more intensity when exposed to air revealing a complexity acquired from its extended lees ageing. It goes well with oysters and grilled fish. It is equally at home with crunchy radishes, especially dipped in a touch of fleur de sel. But, for all that, the Blanc de Blancs can still be enjoyed in its own as an aperitif.