This is a Champagne named after the Comtes de Dampierre who have been leading French aristocrats since the 13th century. Full and rounded on the palate with a rich texture, it's packed with ripe apple and crisp pear flavors. It has great style, elegance and a good touch of toasty bottle aging.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.