Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Collection 2007Grape varietals : Chardonnay : 100%
Nothing went as planned in 2007: winter was exceptionally mild, April surprisingly hot, while early August saw cold rainy weather but finished under sunny skies with rapid maturation. Suspense at its peak and close watch was required: observing, tasting, monitoring and objectively deciding the ideal harvest date. The result: an early harvest starting on 30 August for the Chardonnays. Healthy grapes presenting a good balance of alcohol content and acidity were harvested from the four villages preferred by Delamotte: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Oger and Cramant, all grands crus from the Côte des Blancs.
The Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2007 Collection boasts a sovereign achievement. The green glints of its youthful robe have given way to brilliant gold. Its well-rounded bouquet delivers on the promises revealed by time: powerful scents of candied citrus rise from the glass to tantalize the palate. How can one resist the temptation? Tasting confirms the tease of the heady bouquet: like an arrow unfailingly reaches its target, the palate remains impeccably straightforward and intact, with an acidity that is decidedly tempered but vigorous. Preceding a magnificent long finish, an unremitting ballet of delicious aromas of golden brioche, candied fruit, quince and kumquat with accents of toast and salted butter caramel combine with mouthwatering chalky notes, the Delamotte Blanc de Blancs signature.
Highly recommended as the perfect accompaniment to elaborate, sophisticated dishes that complement its incredible complexity. It pairs marvellously with everything from salt-crusted wild sea bass or sweetbread croquettes to foie gras or a veal & caviar tartar, when served around 10°C in a glass that allows it to breathe like a great white wine! As seductive as its origins, the 2007 vintage is at its epitome and ready to conquer the world.