Pure summer berry flavors and a whiff of crushed chalk on the finish. This “non-vintage” vin de table is indeed grown within the Sancerre appellation, yet was declassified by village authorities as part of an unfortunate small-town spat. (Officials want to build a parking lot over the vineyard.) So far, the fight continues, and Cotat’s vines—planted in the 1930s—are safe for now.
WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.