The Dampt family has a long tradition of winemakers, in fact both Vincent’s father, Daniel Dampt, and grandfather, Jean Defaix, own highly-regarded estates in Chablis. Vincent grew up in the world of wine and decided to follow the family tradition when he was just 14 by enrolling himself in wine school in Beaune. He trained in the Jura and with Leflaive in Puligny–Montrachet before heading overseas to New Zealand’s Marlborough region. In 2002 Vincent began working with his father as winemaker, and in 2004 inherited a few small plots of vineyards, enabling him to create his own estate. Vincent’s Chablis vineyards are situated on the left bank of the Serein river, on the famous Kimmeridgian marl; a mixture of clay, chalk and marine fossils.
The vines are 40 years old on average and naturally achieve very low yields. In order to preserve every bit of the classic Chablis cut and minerality, Vincent chooses to vinify most of his wines in tank. This is one of the up and coming young leaders of the new generation of Chablis.
This bottling comes from 4 outstanding parcels that are a stone's throw from 1er cru vineyards: 2 of the plots are just below 1er cru Vaillons (one of the best sections for village Chablis), another is between Vaillons & 1er Cru Côte de Lechet, and the 4th plot is at the base of 1er Cru Fourchaume.
taut, precise, elegant, a cooler mineral-driven style of Chablis, aromas of jasmine tea, lime blossom, smoky gun flint, medium bodied with Bosc pear and green apple notes, bright spine of acidity, seamless finish.
region: Chablis, Burgundy, France
style: mineral white
farming/cellar: sustainable/ practicing organic (no pesticides or herbicides), ambient yeast, vinified and aged in steel (no oak),