Domaine Jean Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet 2018, Chablis, Burgundy, France
A very classic style of Chablis, predominantly flinty with aromas of butter cream, honey, green apples, white flowers and a touch of mint. A delightfully complex Chablis wine, with good concentration and a fresh, lingering finish.
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.