Domaine Daniel Dampt

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

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Daniel Dampt 'Les Vaillons' Chablis 2014
Vaillons is a significant Premier Cru classified climat of Chablis, located just south-west of Chablis town. The Vaillons slopes are predominantly south-east-facing, and are similar in their geological profile to the Chablis Grand Cru sites which lie just the other side of Chablis town, across the

Vincent Dampt 'Vaillons' Chablis 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is a huge step up from the 2013 (and both were tasted blind.) Here is another example of a fine, mineral-driven bouquet from this premier cru vineyard: chalk and flint notes permeating the veil of citrus lemon and lending it terroir expression.

Daniel Dampt 'Les Vaillons' Chablis 2013
"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

Vincent Dampt 'Vaillons' Chablis 2013
" 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

Dampt 'Vaillons' 1er Cru Chablis 2012
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "Bright pale yellow. Musky aromas of orchard fruits, orange blossom and iodiney minerality. Rich, ripe and sweet; a step up in power and intensity from the softer Cote de Lechet, showing good salty intensity to its citrus and stone flavors. The firm-edged finish boasts