06 Aug Regal Rose Champagne: Delamotte’s Rose
Delamotte is a house that has consistently produced beautiful Champagne for decades. The house was founded in 1760 so to say they’ve been around for awhile is no understatement. The NV rose is 80% Pinot Noir & 20% Chardonnay that are co-fermented (unusual for Champagne as the process is much more costly to carry out than simply pressing and blending the lots later). The Pinot Noir is sourced from Grand Cru vineyards located in the South-East slopes of the Montagne de Reims : Bouzy, Ambonnay and Tours-sur-Marne. The Chardonnay is all from from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Pale-pink/ salmon in color, this Rose has a very fine bead. The nose has beautiful range of aromatics: strawberry, honeysuckle & a hint of mineral. The palate shows wonderful red fruits, a hint of pear, lemon and stone on a wonderfully refined, balanced frame. This wine exudes finesse and is the best NV Rose I have tasted in 2015. The price is $79 Net & is well worth your attention.