Vignoble Dampt Freres Chablis Vieilles Vignes

Dampt Vieilles VIgnes in What VINO Wines to Learn


Medium-Bodied White Wine

Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a la(s) 11.51.20 FRANCE (Burgundy – Chablis)
Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a la(s) 11.46.24  Chardonnay
Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a la(s) 11.47.12   12.5% alc.
Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a la(s) 11.47.25     Serve at 48-50ºF (9-10ºC)
Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a la(s) 11.47.50  Domaine Daniel Dampt et Fils
wine-searcher-price-in-what-vino-wines-to-learn Wine-Searcher

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To keep in mind

  • You can learn about the aromas of wine. One of the first things you will notice with this wine is the intensity of  earthy aromas. You will learn what mineral character means, as the main aroma of this wine is far from the typically fruit-driven ones. One further step in wine education. This is an archetype of Chablis wine, the world famous chardonnays from France.  For me, it smells like chalk, wet gravel.
  • Exercise to learn about Old World style and New World style wines: compared it with a californian chardonnay.
  • Smell and taste: after the main mineral aroma that gives you the sensation that the wine is going to be suculent and heavy: it smells like chalk and wet gravel. After you can find some flowers, but it will need some time to these aromas appear. Also, is noticeable a dry sensation (the opposite to sweet), but very balanced and with a tasty finish (the time the taste stays in your palate after swallowing the wine) that stays quite long.
  • You will get a cleaning sensation after every sip of this wine. If you are sensitive, you can find something similiar to tickles on the tip of your tongue, a quality that defines the zesty taste. This is because its acidity (but very subtile and surprising after the intense earth aroma) and it means that is perfect as aperitif (try simple olives, chips, crackers) or to pair with not very heavy dishes with some kind of fat on it as salmon, tuna or poultry. Also, it will go perfect with chinese food, seafood or firm cheeses.
  • You can keep this wine about 5 years, so, being 2011 vintage it is better to drink it this year (2016), and it was in its peak in 2013.
  • Curiosity: this wine is made from grapes harvested from a parcel of old vines (that is what its name means) aged between 50 to 70 years.

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