75cl * 13% ABV * Loire Valley, France
The quiet and pensive Régis Minet has been tending his father’s vines in the Pouilly-sur-Loire since 1977 and has single-handedly turned this tiny, three-hectare farm into a full-time domaine. The flint soils in these parts seem to imbue a smoky element that differentiates these wines from Sancerre and give the appellation its name (‘Fumé’). Deliciously ripe and mineral, it demands an accompanying plate of chèvre. Drink to 2025.