Vintage: 2019 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Marques de Goulaine
Think Sancerre but without the price tag! Well ok, the area of Haut Poitou is actually outside the Loire Valley proper, lying just north of Poitiers; but my French & Geography aren't great so we'll pretend it is the Loire as that's far easier than the actual VDQS appellation it actually falls into! The wines from Haut Poitou are very similar to easy drinking Sancerre or the classic wines of Touraine, but due to the lack of Loire address are much cheaper. Whilst this is more of a classic French Sauvignon than an intense New World style, that doesn't mean it isn't bursting with freshness. Incredibly expressive gooseberry flavours roll around the glass and palate and a great zingy finish means the taste buds are definitely left wanting more! Great with seafood of almost any description but superb with fresh prawn.
Pale lemon gold wine with good viscosity and youthful aromas of gooseberries and asparagus. A dry wine , broad on the palate with excellent fruit support, crisp acidity and good length and balance.
Food Matches: Seafood / Shellfish / White Meat / Aperitif