Vincent Dampt

The Dampt family has a long and illustrious tradition of winemaking in Chablis, with Daniel Dampt and his grandfather Jean Defaix both owning highly regarded estates in the region. Daniel's son, Vincent, grew up in this world of Chardonnay and decided to follow in the family's tradition by enrolling himself in wine school at the young age of 14. After graduating, he trained for a short time in the Jura before gaining a position at none other than Domaine Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet. In 2002, after finishing his training at Leflaive, Vincent began working with his father as winemaker for the family's estate. After two years, he inherited a few small plots of vineyards, enabling him to create his own domaine. With full control over aspect of farming and winemaking, Vincent truly came into his own as a top tier producer in Chablis with wines that speak of precision and elegance.

Vincent's Chablis vineyards are exquisitely situated on the left bank of the Serein river, on the famous Kimmeridgian marl; a mixture of clay, chalk and marine fossils. For his village and premier cru wines, Vincent vinifies exclusively in tank to preserve every bit of the classic Chablis cut and minerality. With his micro-production Grand Crus, he ferments and ages the wines in older barrels. The fruit for these wines comes from prime parcels in Valmur and Les Clos, showing every bit the majestic qualities that have made these vineyards legendary. With his minimalist approach in the cellar, Chablis rarely is able to express itself with such clarity.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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Vincent Dampt 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis Premier Cru 2016
Allen Meadows 91 "An attractively layered nose offers up pretty aromas of citrus peel, pear, oyster shell and a floral wisp. The supple, round and utterly delicious medium weight flavors display a prominent minerality that helps to add a bit of lift to the acceptably complex finish that is

Vincent Dampt 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis Premier Cru 2015
Burghound 91 "This is also really quite pure with none of the exotic aromas that many examples of Côte de Léchet display in 2015 along with plenty of the hallmark citrus nuances that continue onto the delicious, vibrant and rich flavors that coat the palate with sap, all wrapped in a balanced and

Vincent Dampt 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis Premier Cru 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Allen Meadows 92 "A wonderfully fragrant nose displays notes of green apple, citrus, floral, oyster shell and algae nuances. There is both good volume and intensity to the clean, intense and sleek flavors that seem to be built on a base of minerality, all wrapped in a tension-filled and bone dry

Vincent Dampt 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis Premier Cru 2013
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 Online Exclusive "From the top of the slope of the Côte de Lechet, this bright and beautifully crisp wine has a strongly steely, cool character. It is structured, full of citrus and sliced apples. A rounder character will come over the next year or two. Drink from 2017. — R.V.

Vincent Dampt 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis Premier Cru 2010
92  Burghound 
Allen Meadows Burghound 92 "This was being prepared for bottling and at the time of my tasting the final dosage of sulfur very much dominated the aromas. By contrast, it did not seem to unduly affect the mouth feel or texture of the rich, intense and well-detailed medium-bodied flavors that