"Daniel Dampt is related to the Defaix family, having married Dominique Defaix, Jean Defaix’s daughter. His sons Vincent and Sebastien work alongside their parents (see separate entries.) There are presently around 30 hectares of vine, roughly split half and half between village and premier crus."~Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
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From a long lineage of vintners, Vincent Dampt continues the family tradition of excellence at Domaine Daniel Dampt et Fils, which was established by his father. Mindful of the generations that came before him, Vincent has changed little, sticking with the simple but effective recipe of growing top quality fruit and allowing the individual terroir of each appellation to shine through, as did his father, Daniel Dampt and grandfather, Jean Defaix, before him.
The construction of a newly built, state-of-the-art winery has allowed Vincent to increase the quality and production of his wines. Located on the outskirts of the small village of Milly beneath the Premier Cru Cote de Lechet, the winery features temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks that allow the wines to be fermented at a constant 18C. From 30 hectares of vineyards split evenly between Chablis A.C. and five premier crus: Vaillons, Beauroy, Cotes de Lechet, Fourchaume and Les Lys, the family produces 12,000 cases annually.
Daniel's, and now Vincent's philosophy is to evidence the superb characteristics that Chardonnay can display when grown on the famous Kimmeridgien clay. For this reason there are no barrels at the Domaine. All the wines are aged in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling