Delamotte Brut Rose

Rosé from Champagne, France

Item No. 88693
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • W&S94
  • TP93
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

The balance between the dominant Pinot Noir and the smaller percentage of Chardonnay in the Delamotte Rosé gives this wine its beautiful pale rose color. The wine has tiny bubbles with strong red fruit aromas and flavors. It is vivacious, supple and round with a hint of acidity. It makes a wonderful aperitif, as well as a good companion to poultry dishes or red fruit desserts.

Critical Acclaim

"This rose bristles with the power and grace of a Vosne-Romanée, though its color is a more delicate salmon pink and its flavors more ethereal. You can breath its red fruit in the finish, where the strawberry notes turn vibrant and mouthwatering. The structure is substantial enough to match meat dishes, or pate de foie."
94 Points

"Salmon color; juicy and crisp with elegant structure and refined style; pure, focused, smooth and long. "
93 Points

"Very fragrant, boasting rose, violet, red berry and peach aromas and flavors. Opulent, even creamy, with underlying acidity that freshens the finish and a subtle aftertaste of fruit and spice. Drink now through 2012."
92 Points

"Light orange-pink. Mineral-accented aromas and flavors of strawberry and blood orange, complicated by notes of toasty lees and white flowers. Tangy and precise, with strong finishing cut and lingering minerality. Distinctly elegant but shows plenty of depth and power."
92 Points

"The NV Brut Rose is a sinewy, taut wine laced with perfumed, energetic fruit. As delicious as the wine is, it is also clearly deeply informed by the Chardonnay of Mesnil, and I really wonder about the rationale behind a rose from a village that is so famous for its Chardonnays. To be sure, Delamotte’s rose is a pretty, harmonious wine, but at the top level, there is simply too much competition from houses with vineyards better suited to making top-class rose. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014."
89 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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Learn About Champagne

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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Learn About Rosé

Pink Bubbles Some Champagne and sparkling wine is pink. It's more rare, and more robust, and sometimes more expensive. But it's one of those wines that is just deliciously appealing. The pink color in a rose sparkler comes from the skins - which means that the wine must include at least one of the red grapes of the traditional method - Pinot Noir or Pinot...

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