Vincent Dampt Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2020
Brilliant, pale and golden in color. The Vaillons is full-bodied, rich and balanced. The fruit has a pleasant minerality. Pairs well with fried scallops, warm oysters with melted shallots, and bass filet.
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 school in Beaune. He trained in the Jura and with 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.