Delamotte

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.
Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Malbec), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled. Click here for our Bordeaux FAQs, the benefits of buying En Primeur or find out about how the wines from Burgundy are classified.
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  1. DELAMOTTE BRUT NV CHAMPAGNE
    Simply one of the best NV Champagnes around, made by the famous Champagne Salon. ... Learn More
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  2. DELAMOTTE BLANC DE BLANCS NV CHAMPAGNE
    "Delamotte has always been somewhat of an insider’s house, producing high quality at realistic prices. One of the best buys in exquisitely crafted Champagne." - Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate Herbal with hints of jasmine, white peach, mint, ... Learn More
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  3. DELAMOTTE ROSE NV CHAMPAGNE
    80% Pinot, 20% Chardonnay, with the Pinot component made in the saignee method, this is a powerful & intense wine from one of Champagne's oldest houses. Seductive, with a steady stream of copper-coloured bubbles. The bouquet shows lovely berry aromas. Mellow, soft and ... Learn More
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  4. DELAMOTTE BLANC DE BLANCS CHAMPAGNE 2008
    With a history of more than 250 years, Delamotte is the 5th oldest champagne house in the world. Since 1988 it became the sister house to the legendary Salon estate under the Laurent-Pierrer group. Like Salon, Delamotte is a chardonnay specialist. Whilst ... Learn More
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  5. DELAMOTTE BRUT NV MAGNUM CHAMPAGNE
    Hand made wine from the owners of the incredible 'Salon' Champagne - A blend of50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. Pale golden hue with fine persistent bead. Hints of bread and brioche, Medium to full bodied palate where the ... Learn More
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