GUY ALLION, Thésée la Romaine
Cédric and Dorothée Allion run their 27-ha estate with great care and passion. Members of Terra Vitis, their viticultural methods are resolutely organic and sustainable, while minimum intervention during winemaking ensure the wines are pure and offer a true expression of the terroir.
Touraine Sauvignon Blanc is a Sancerre-like gem which offers tremendous value for money. Pure, bright Sauvignon character with a real mineral edge, the palate is full-flavoured with
freshly squeezed lemon mingling with white fruit, pear and green apples ending with racy, fresh notes.
‘This wine is produced under the Terra Vitis ethic that began in the Beaujolais region 20 years ago, it is an approach based on reason, not faith. Cédric and Dorothée Allion`s small estate minimises strategic intervention in the vineyard and studiously avoids chemical additives. The results speak for themselves here – this is a super smart sauvignon blanc that is crisp to the point of steely sharpness, bursting with gooseberry, peanut and nettle notes. A clear and startlingly well-priced competitor to New World sauvignon’ Tomas Clancy, Sunday Business Post, February 2012