75cl * Vegan * 12.5% ABV * Loire Valley, France
Etienne Daulny’s cuvée normale is by no means ‘normal’: grapes from some of the appellation’s most revered old-vine plantings make their way into this characterful blend. The best wines from Sancerre exhibit an unmistakeable aroma of warm, wet slate, which Daulny’s shining example perfectly represents alongside a peachy and herbaceous character. Its bright, powerful palate makes for a versatile food partner. Drink to 2024.