Maison Dampt was launched by our good friend and partner Vincent Dampt and his brother Sébastien in 2008. Together, with their father Daniel, they source grapes from Grand Cru vineyards in Chablis in order to increase their range of offerings.
Today we are excited to offer two Grand Cru Chablis from the exalted 2014 Chablis vintage -- Les Clos and Bougros. Chris tasted both of these during his visit with Vincent in April and they are both still youngsters, but are on a trajectory for greatness.
Both Grand Crus, Les Clos and Bougros, are produced with the same care and attention that all of Vincent’s wines receive. However, unlike the other wines in Vincent’s portfolio that see zero wood, both of today’s wines are fermented in barrel and spend 12 months aging in used oak. Given the high quality of the raw material in 2014, the judicious use of wood on these wines helps to round out their intensity while never compromising freshness or minerality. Aged on the lees without any battonage lends weight without heaviness. No danger in tucking these wines away for several years but it’s hard to resist their appeal right now.
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