2015 Delamere Blanc de Blanc
2015 Vintage tested us and once again we prevailed. To begin, a warmer than average spring produced early bud burst. Thankfully flowering conditions were perfect. Then the fun began, January saw a dramatic drop in temperature only to rise again in February then rain in March. Our fruit hung on to receive three weeks of lovely cool but sunny weather in April. Another classic vintage for Delamere.
The grapes for our Blanc de Blancs were whole bunch pressed, wild fermented followed by full malo and tiraging in October 2015. All our sparkling wines are made using the traditional method, with the Blanc de Blanc seeing a minimum of five years tirage before being disgorged and released. A low dosage of less than 5 grams allows the voluptuous flavours of the fruit to shine through. This wine will develop beautifully under cork, with 2-3 years showing its brightest potential.
Racy and complex; this wine opens with crisp citrus notes and develops through the palate with stone fruits and Delamere’s classic oyster shell and minerality. A complex and lingering finish with delicate rose florals on the nose.
Oysters would be the perfect accompaniment for the 2015 Blanc de Blancs. Calamari, white fish, cooked with butter and herbs would balance beautifully against the fresh minerality of this wine.