Comte de Montaigne was born in the heart of France, more precisely in the Aube, inspired by the long and fascinating history of this region. In the XIII century, Comte de Champagne, on his return from the Crusades, retrieved from Cyprus the first strain of Chardonnay and planted it in the actual lands of Comte de Montaigne. Therefore, Comte de Montaigne is considered one of the most authentic champagne Maison.
The origin of the Chardonnay should be sought in the Western Wall of Jerusalem; in fact, this vine grows very well in clayey soils, and the word Chardonnay has Hebrew origins: Shahar Adonay, which means "God's Door".
From his journey, Comte de Champagne retrieved another plant that turned out to be essential and complementary to the Chardonnay strain: the damask rose. It is no coincidence that it always appears close to the vines with its tall rows of lovely old pink flowers. The damask rose is a sentinel flower that intercepts plant diseases before affecting the Champagne vines.
The aging here is more than three times than the classic and ranges from 3 to 4 years, specifically (55 months).