Made from Grand Cru Chardonnay, Delamotte Blanc de Blancs exhibits absolute purity, with the vinification process taking place in stainless steel tanks. Blanc de Blancs is mineral champagne, with a chalky sensation achieved by a modest addition of reserve wine (10% maximum). This particular note is the very essence of our vineyard and its Chardonnays, which grow in pure chalk soil. Yes, the wines may be a little austere when young, which is why maturation on the lees – far longer than the statutory fifteen months – extends to four or five years before disgorgement. Aging after disgorgement continues to perfect the finesse and elegance of this cuvée.
Chilled but never cold (around 8°C) and served in an elegant tulip-shaped wine glass. Its fine mineral character develops more intensity when exposed to air revealing a complexity acquired from its extended lees aging. It goes well with oysters and grilled fish. It is equally at home with crunchy radishes, especially dipped in a touch of fleur de sel. But, for all that, the Blanc de Blancs can still be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif.