Daniel Dampt is one of Chablis’ most celebrated producers, and he produces wines both under his own name and that of Jean Defaix, his father-in-law. The domaine covers 30 hectares of vines (16 in AOC Chablis and 14 in 1er Cru vineyards) split across five sites. Working with his two sons, Vincent and Sebastien, who have worked in New Zealand and Australia, the family produce clean, ultra-pure whites with bright steely acidity and not so much as a hint of oak. They craft wines that are true to the history of the region and reflect the rich heritage of the Defaix name.
This wine is made using stainless steel tanks to retain the distinctive taste and freshness of the Chardonnay grape variety. From the harvest to the bottle they take great care to ensure the quality of each and every process. (malo-lactic fermentation, fining, filtration, temperature control).
Domain Jean Defaix Chablis is pale gold in colour with a very fresh nose of fruit, minerality on the palate, and a strong aftertaste. Ageing in a concrete egg has brought intensity and richness to the wine.