Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1997

Vintage from Champagne, France

Item No. 88692
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

The 1997 vintage is elegant, smooth and well-rounded with fine bubbles. It shows light traces of white flowers – a must with Chardonnay – and hints of mineral that are a sure sign of exceptional aging. The balance between the aromas and flavors is perfect – both reflecting white fruit, apples and pears. After a slightly spicy nose, the palate exhibits flowers, lime blossom and honey with hints of ripe fruit reminiscent of peach, apricot and pear. The 1997 Blanc de Blancs goes well with light dishes, white meat (especially veal), fish and mild cheeses. The 1997 vintage also makes a marvelous aperitif.

Critical Acclaim

"More like a wine with bubbles, this is concentrated and evokes mineral, apple and earth aromas and flavors. It's full-bodied, muscular and has a fine texture and dried citrus aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. 600 cases imported."
91 Points

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The House of Delamotte is the fifth-oldest Champagne house in the region, founded in 1760. It is located in the heart of the Cote des Blancs in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Delamotte is small (just 25,000 cases annually) and one of Champagne's best-kept secrets. It is the sister winery of the legendary House of Salon. The two wineries sit side-by-side and are both run by Didier...

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Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...

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Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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