In 1760, Champagne Delamotte was one of only five Champagne houses
in the region. Located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs in Le Mesnilsur-
Oger it is the sister house and contiguous to the mythical House of
Champagne Salon with which it shares the same viticultural, winemaking
and management team.
Vineyard location is the key that guides Delamotte’s expression defining
the house’s elegant, focused style of wine. A house like no other with all
its vineyards sourced from the Grands crus of the Côte des Blancs, Le
Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant for chardonnay, Delamotte is
one of the very few négociants to cultivate such a passion for the
expression of this unique ward of Champagne.
Delamotte’s winemaking is the simple translation of a singular
expression of wine grown on the lees for an extended amount of time.
There is no use of oak, no particular yeast selection and a little blending
to guide the wine. The objective of winemaking is to translate as
precisely and articulately as possible a year of work in the vineyard.
Their wines should be served chilled but not cold (12°C) and the choice of
glassware should resemble a small, elegant wine glass rather than a thin
A superlative expression of Grand cru Chardonnay of Champagne, Champagne Delamotte
Blanc de Blancs is made from their vineyards and partner vineyards all situated in the villages
of Le Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Cramant.
Their winemaking is straight forward, there is no secret, and all the wines are fermented in
stainless steel tanks. A very restrained dosage is used, to not mislead the purity of the territory
surrounding the village of Le Mesnil, producing an untouched, mineral style of wine. Just
10% reserve wines are used, favouring the essential character of our vineyards, an indefinitely
“crayeux” expression of Champagne.
Grown on chalk soil their Chardonnay is quite austere in its youth; hence the wine in bottle
“grows on the lees” for 4 to 5 years before disgorgement, while the legal minimum is 15
months. The disgorged wine will benefit from further ageing for 2 to 6 years before the full
character of the wine shines.
Foremost a mineral wine, Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV has textbook chalkiness; with time
in the glass showing its complexity from the lees and white flesh fruit.
On its own, with fresh oysters, elegant seawater fish or simply fresh radish with a touch of
fleur de sel, Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is a versatile wine as aperitif or at the table.