Champagne Delamotte Rosé
This champagne should make a grand entrance!
It had been a long time since I have tasted the rosé but it rings true for the quality of this champagne house. We ordered this on the spot for the champagne club. At First Sip! This champagne is truly made for the sophisticated palate and novice alike. It gives you extreme complexity AND pleasure in one sip. I will be embarking on a trip to Champagne, France this Fall and this is one house I will be visiting 🙂 stay tuned ….
There is a hint of the exotic about the making of Delamotte Rosé Champagne, and perhaps a little eccentricity too! It is made with the traditional bleeding technique rarely used in Champagne. Color and aromatic range are extracted from the grape skin. How? They are left to macerate in their skin before and/or during fermentation. This delivers an elegant and structured wine thanks to Grand Cru Pinot Noir growing on the southeast facing hillsides of the Montagne de Reims: Ambonnay, Bouzy, and Tours-sur-Marne. In association with Chardonnay from Mesnil-sur-Oger, this rosé is a dazzling salmon pink in color, with an amazingly complex wine sparkling beneath. After bottling, Delamotte Rosé matures for around three years on the lees before disgorgement. Remember, the chardonnay going into this bottle is the chardonnay that is used in the Cult Collected, Salon champagne for a FRACTION of the price!!!
A great champagne is first and foremost a great wine! 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 they respect the traditions, they are dedicated to flavor and they craft the wines in the heart of the legendary Côte des Blancs terroir.
From Cramant to Le Mesnil-sur-Oger through Avize and Oger : all are found in the Côte des Blancs. Its location is one of Delamotte’s richest assets. The chalky soil, the flora and sloping vineyards give the grapes their exceptional character, delivering delicate, consistent champagnes. Championing this exceptional terroir, drawing the best from it while maintaining absolute respect for the vines and the environment – that’s what Delamotte is all about.
Pinot Noir 80%, Chardonnay 20%
The ideal accompaniments for this would be a delicious duck or chicken dish… I paired it with a brioche toast point, apricot preserves topped with Brie. YUM.