Thanks to our friends at Perth Champagne Club, we have an incredible bottle of Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2004 to give away at our July event. Don’t forget to bring your business cards – this is one prize you definitely don’t want to miss out on!
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 Mesnil-sur-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.
In the legendary terroir of the Cote des Blancs, the 2004 season was running late. In Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, where Delamotte’s vines are planted solely to the Chardonnay grape, progress was slow and halting, as it was also for our partners in Le Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Cramant.
First of all, Delamotte Blanc de Blancs looks so beautiful – its pale gold shot through with silver, shimmering like the sun, gleaming like the moon, straight from a Perrault fairy tale. The tiny bubbles are fine, creamy and persistent. And then, that almost indefinable yet irrepressible sense of spirit, of coltish attitude, managed with masterly precision and undeniably part of the wine’s true character, now and for years to come.