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Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2014, a mesmerizing senses champagne

Jul 5, 2021 • 2 mins
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That's official : The year 2014 enrichies Delamotte millesimes' constellation. 

The House Delamotte is loyal to its motto “a good champagne is first of all a good wine” and provides us with a long-lasting Blanc de Blancs. This cuvée Blanc de Blancs has the potential to be preserved well, since they rely on the sound Côte des Blancs terroir, more specifically on the Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Oger, Cramant, Chouilly and Oir Crus, that are all adding their own personality to the blend.

2014 : A radiant Chardonnay's year

In the Champagne region, weather can be whimsical. The Spring and Fall that had preceded the 2014 grape harvest had been gentle and rainy, which led up to a Spring especially glorious on sunny days and an autumnal August. On the Côte de Blancs, the harvest began the 11th of september and led to the discovery of outstanding quality grapes and satisfactory yields. 

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2014, a mesmerizing senses champagne

To the eye, one appreciates its pale-golden robe with green glints that has its line of bubbles glimmering.

To the nose, one finds the wine’s noble origins, a whole personality, some righteousness and deepness provided from a forceful bouquet.

To the taste, one also notices a fresh and frank attack, with minerality. Then comes the fruit’s roundness and the gourmet brioche-like notes.

What esle can we say?

This Millesime 2014 is versatile and will match all of your desires. It’ll be perfect for an aperitif, with some gougères, or plancha-cocked sweetbreads. Nevertheless, it’s during the meal that it’ll let its whole personality and complexity come out : paired with some sea urchin, it’ll reveal its iodized notes. For the bolder ones, an unusual land-sea pairing will be the perfect match : a wagyu beef tartare with Tarbouriech oysters.

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2014 key aspects :
- 100% Chardonnay, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Oger, Cramant, Chouilly, Oiry
- Dosing : 6,5g/litre
- To sample right away or to keep until 2040 (and even later!)
- Recommended retail price : 52€ la bouteille