Some of the finest Chablis comes from small producers like the Dampt brothers, who own vines in some of the best sites in the region. This fine Premier Cru is from a vineyard which ¿many feel should be elevated to Grand Cru status¿ (Robert Parker).
Bernard Dampt came from a long line of growers, and in 1980 he invested his life savings in buying an estate for his three sons ' Eric, Emmanuel and Hervé. Together they now run the family property, making fine Chablis at all levels. This is an exemplary Premier Cru and an excellent buy. Experts such as Hugh Johnson argue 'Premier Cru Chablis from a good grower is the best value white in Burgundy'.Although Chablis is tiny, its influence and fame is enormous, inspiring imitations as far afield as California and Australia. Fourchaume, lying adjacent to the Grand Cru Les Preuses, is one of the best Premiers Crus, producing a superb classic with mineral, hay and steely citrus qualities. An excellent match for white meats, fish or seafood.