In a nutshell:
A really well made Sancerre from one of the region's oldest family estates.
This estate is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the family represented by Simon and Louis Dezat and their sons Firmin and Arnaud. They're fortunate to have excellent vineyard sites sitting on limestone and flinty soils from where they nurture top quality fruit. For this cuvée they give the wine a long temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel followed by 2 months ageing on fine lees to impart the required flavour charactersitics. This vintage has classic fresh, crisp citrus, white flowers and softer fruit flavours backed up with a delicate minerality and well-balanced clean acidity.
When to drink:
Benchmark Sancerre, it goes brilliantly with goat's cheese or poached fish.