This dry sparkling wine is from Touraine in the Loire Valley, made from 100% chenin blanc and elaborée en méthode traditionnelle. It is golden in colour, with an aroma of yeast, biscuit, citrus, almond meal and, I thought, some alcohol. On the palate, citrus, medium acidity and citrus fruit flavours. The wine lost its bead after a fairly short time in the glass. To be honest, this is a pleasant, but fairly average wine. Its noticeable alcohol was perhaps a surprise given its modest 12%, but perhaps 2003 being a drought year in France, led to some loss of balance. 83 points.