Introduction : The Dezat family is one of the oldest wine-growing families in Sancerre. References to the family can be found in records dating as far back as 1550. André DEZAT took over the family vineyards in 1948 and became actively involved in promoting the wines of Sancerre. I the 1970’s, he was joined by his sons, Louis and Simon and then by his grandsons, Arnaud and Firmin Dezat.
The Domaine modernised with new facilities and gained new impetus, particularly in terms of the production of wines from Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé.
Region : Loire Valley
Appellation : Sancerre
Grape Variety : 100% Pinot Noir
Colour : Red
Agricultural practices : High Environmental Value – Sustainable
ABV : 13.00%
Ageing : Harvested by hand, sorting of the harvested grapes, cold maceration (4 days on average), alcoholic fermentation in vat (about 12 days) at controlled temperature (25 °C) and malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Barrel ageing for 9 months (15% in new barrels with the remainder going into barrels previously used for 1 to 6 vintages).
Tasting notes: As for the nose, the mouth is marked by red berries and remains supple in spite of the passage in barrels, tannins are indeed melted what offers to us the end of pleasant mouth and a beautiful length.
Serving temperature : 12-14 °C
Food pairing : White meat, Red meat, Cheese