Who are we

For more than 700 years, the Dampierre family has had associations with the Champagne region. In marrying Marie Boisseau, whose family was connected with several of the well-known trade companies in Champagne, Comte Audoin de Dampierre's great grand-father cemented the family ties with the production of champagne. From 1880, he brought to the trade his savoir-faire and a constant quest for quality, which continues today. Maintaining this tradition, the Champagne House Comtes de Dampierre selects only wines from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards and only from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Starting with the Grande Cuvée, followed by the Ambassadeurs range and the iconic vintage collection, the quest for the best quality made the success of Comtes de Dampierre champagnes, renowned as nectars with a fine, long-lasting mousse. Perfect blends of refinement and distinction! The signature of Comtes de Dampierre's vintage collection is the ficelage, the ancestral method of tying the cork to the bottle with a thread. This age-old tradition requires great skills: even an expert only completes 50 corks in an hour. He ties the intricate knots and then cuts both ends; this process is repeated twice, forming a cross on the top of the cork. In 1735, by royal statute, the ficeleur had to use a three-stranded, waxed natural thread for this purpose and even up to the First World War, all the corks of champagne bottles were attached with natural thread and only, subsequently, with wire. This skilled process is reserved for our finest vintages, which mature slowly, producing beautiful champagne, sparkling with proliferation of tiny, delicate bubbles. The design of the labels dates back to the 19th century and each bottle comes in an individual 'deluxe' box with a small brochure, making it a valued gift. A pair of scissors, also included, will enable you to cut the thread and uncork the rare vintage champagne like a Count!

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