Domaine Vincent Dampt Petit Chablis 2012
Vincent Dampt decided to follow the family's long winemaking tradition when he was just 14 by enrolling himself in wine school in Beaune. He spent some time training in the Jura region and with Olivier Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet before heading overseas to New Zealand's Marlborough region. In 2002 Vincent began working with his father as winemaker, and in 2004 inherited a few small plots of vineyards, enabling him to create his own estate and make wines under his own name. Vincent currently owns over 14 acres of vineyards consisting of the famous Kimmeridgian (mixture of clay, chalk, and marine fossils) and Portlandian soils. Dampt's approach is sustainable. The vines are 35 years old and yields are kept very low; both factors known to bring great complexity to the wines. This Petit Chablis is supple, very fruity, and a good introduction to the wines of Chablis.
100% Chardonnay. Very fresh in the mouth, with lovely fruitiness and a little tartness. Balanced and harmonious. Goes very well with sausages, snails, or even Jambon persille ("Jellied ham with parsley").