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The estate was founded in Reims 1760 and is the fifth-oldest Champagne house in the region. Since the early 20th century, the House of Delamotte has produced predominantly Blanc de Blancs Champagne in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Vineyards and Production
Its grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Côte des Blancs region of Champagne as those of the prestigious House of Salon. While Salon exclusively produces vintage Champagne—and only in extraordinary years—Delamotte regularly produces non-vintage Brut, Blanc de Blancs and Rosé varieties.
In his publication The Wine Advocate, critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. has called Delamotte "one of the best buys in exquisitely crafted Champagne." Wine writer Karen MacNeil refers to Delamotte's blanc de blancs as her "desert island" choice and includes the wine among her list of "Champagnes to Know."
- Delamotte page on the web site of their distributor, Wilson Daniels[permanent dead link]
- MacNeil, Karen (2001). The Wine Bible. New York: Workman Publishing. p. 184. ISBN 1-56305-434-5.