Aromas of apples and gooseberries literally leap from the glass. On the palate this is really juicy with a great balance of ripeness and crisp green fruit with underlying minerality - just what Touraine Sauvignon should be. Very moreish, with a long finish.
You will be familiar with the archetypal Touraine Sauvignon produced by Jean-Luc Mardon at his small estate near Oisly in The Loire. New to the list is the top wine - L'Elegante - a blend of his best parcels producing a sophisticated Touraine Sauvignon which would rival most Sancerres; and his Rose 2003 which is made from 100% Pinot d'Aunis.
A great aperitif, but useful with foods needing a good crisp white, such as smoked salmon, or even just an omlette and salad.