Champagne Delamotte NV Brut, Le Mesnil, Champagne, France (375ml Half Bottle)
Champagne Delamotte NV Brut, Le Mesnil, Champagne, France (375ml / Half Bottle)
Chef du cave: Michel Fauconnet
Terroir: From Cramant to Le Mesnil-sur-Oger through Avize and Oger: all are found in the Côte des Blancs. The chalky soil, the flora, and sloping vineyards give the grapes their exceptional character, delivering delicate, consistent Champagnes.
Varieties: 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir (from Tours-sur-Marne, Bouzy, and Ambonnay), and 10% Pinot Meunier
Sur Lie Aging: 30-36 months,
Dosage: 7 g/L
Like many great Champagne houses, Delamotte has a storied past. Founded in Reims in 1760 by François Delamotte, a vineyard owner, Delamotte is the fifth oldest house in Champagne. In 1828, Alexandre Delamotte brought the cellars, caves, and offices under one beautiful mansion, solidifying the House of Delamotte as a producer to watch, with his brother Nicolas Louis Delamotte assuming management of the House. In his tenure with the Chamber of Commerce, Nicolas was well known for hosting spectacular events, namely the coronation of France’s last king, Charles X, which drew attention from others looking to capitalize on Delamotte's quality and reach.
The House was sold to the Lanson family in the 1830s (who later started producing a Lanson label), and was eventually acquired by Marie-Louise de Nonancourt (née Lanson), in the period between the two World Wars. In 1927, Marie-Louise made the decision to transfer the activities of the house of Delamottte to Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, a move that has been pivotal in elevating the house to the forefront of the region's recognized echcelon of producer who produce consistent Champagnes of the highest quality.
In 1988, the House of Delamotte joined forces with the iconic Champagne Salon under the umbrella of the parent company, Laurent-Perrier, led by Marie-Louise's son, Bernard. Today, the House of Delamotte and its sister company Champagne Salon are under the direction of Didier Depond, and the wines' production is overseen by Michel Fauconnet.