Overview of the Wine
Resulting from a family of winegrowers dating back 150 years, Daniel Dampt has joined his domaine with that of his father-in-law's, Jean Defaix.
All Daniel Dampt's wines are produced and bottled by the domaine. This means all his wines are made from grapes grown in his own vine yards, which is a crucial factor in the personality and quality of the wines. Now Vincent and Sebastien Dampt work with their parents on the domain. They have made some training periods in New Zealand and Australia. They give some new ideas to the estate.
The grandfather of Vincent had begun a domaine with his own vines plus those that came with his wife – a Defaix; today Daniel, the father, has 21 hectares, but he’s equipped his sons, Sébastien and Vincent, with 7 hectares each. Whilst these are three separate domaines, they are all based here at the same address. About 80% of the family’s vines are in and around Milly, ranging from Petit Chablis to a range of 1er Crus. Sébastien and Vincent have also added a little négoce operation which allows them to produce some Grand Crus – the only wines of the family with some oak elevage, using 3 year-old barrels from the Côte de Beaune.
Chablis produces dry white wines made from Chardonnay, and is situated on ancient Jurassic soils that give its wines mineral and flinty accents.
Grape / Blend
Chablis, Burgundy, France
It’s a vintage that I like very much because it’s very typical of Chablis, with minerality, freshness and balance – direct flavoured. We had a difficult flowering as the weekend it started was so hot that there was a lot of coulure. July and August was not good weather and the grapes were really hard to taste at that time. We started harvesting the 15 September with Côte de Léchet and Les Lys, continuing for about 12 days. I think the malolactics did a good job of rounding out the acidity. We also prolonged the elevage a little to keep the acidity in check. 14 for us is a great success – we needed the opposite approach, almost, for the 2015s
92 Points - Tim Atkin
From Ian Blackburn
2014 Chablis Premier Cru at a solid price...this is absolutely superb! Chardonnay grown in fossils- that salty air- that green apple... sublime!
Product size: 750ml