Celebrate Spring


Champagne Delamotte

Toast the end of a frosty winter with Champagne Delamotte Brut

by Jan Walsh, Photography by Beau Gustafson

It has been an icy winter. Spring 2011 is ready to bloom, and the only icy frost I want to see is on a bottle of Champagne Delamotte Brut.
Champagne Delamotte celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2010. Founded in 1760, the House of Champagne Delamotte is located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. It is the little sister of, and is contiguous to, Champagne Salon.  Grapes are sourced exclusively from Côte des Blanc’s grand cru vineyards. Delamotte is made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from families who have worked with the winery for multiple generations. This Champagne house also makes Delamotte Blanc de Blancs and Delamotte Rosé.
This non-vintage, brut Champagne is a blend of 50 percent Chardonnay, 30 percent Pinot Noir and 20 percent Pinot Meunier. Champagne Delamotte Brut is light gold in color and fine in texture with a lovely effervescence. It is fresh, clean and fruity, offering  notes of citrus, apple, pear, lemon peel and spring flowers. Enjoy this elegant wine with or without food. Cheers to spring!

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