Delamotte Brut Rosé is made by the traditional saignée method, extracting colour and complexity from the skins through maceration before and/or during fermentation. This traditional rosé method is rarely used in Champagne because the complex method it entails, although it brings much elegance and structure to the wine. Pinot Noir is sourced from Grand Cru vineyards located in the South-East slopes of the Montagne de Reims area in the villages of Bouzy, Ambonnay and Tours-sur-Marne.
The Chardonnay that is used in this wine is from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Every wine of Champagne Delamotte is entitled to Chardonnay and our rosé although it is a ‘saignée’, is no exception. By cofermenting the two grapes as opposed to blending two varietal wines, the complexity of each personality is preserved without hindering the elegant ‘saignée’ colour.
The balance between the dominant Pinot Noir and the smaller percentage of Chardonnay in the Delamotte Rosé gives this wine its beautiful, salmon-pink colour. Once ready for its second fermentation, Delamotte rosé spends 3-4 years on the lees before disgorgement.