Dampt Frères began when Bernard, left the Chablisienne cooperative in 1981, looking to provide some guarantee of a future for his three sons; Hervé, Eric and Emmanuel. Today this domaine is the amalgamation of those three brothers and their families' holdings. Emmanuel explains that "The vines/domaines all have vaguely different ownership, but together cover about 90 hectares in total - there have been various iterations - but all is bottled here in Collan."
I tasted the domaine's lovely 2014's at the Grand Jours de Bourgogne last year and was very impressed. I was searching for 2014 Chablis with that saline, mineral character that distinguishes Chablis from the Cote d'Or. The Dampt wines had it in spades.
Just last Wednesday I partook in a 2014 Chablis 1er Cru tasting where 24 different wines were tasted. The Dampt wines performed extremely well displaying beautiful aromatics on the nose. As the wines sat in the glass layers of complex character developed. They were seriously good.
Our 2014's are nearly all gone. For the next 48 hours you can save 15% on the remaining bottles. Remember 2014 is a GREAT year for Chablis.
All of the Premier Crus are around $50 a bottle and the two Grand Crus are under $100.
We have some lovely reviews from Bill Nanson's "The Burgundy Report". He does not use scores so take the time to read the notes.
What is left at the time of writing:
7 bottles Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy
5 bottles Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
10 bottles Chablis 1er Cru Les Fourneaux
25 bottles Chablis 1er Cru Mont du Milieu
19 bottles Chablis Bougros Grand Cru
6 bottles Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru