This ambitious project started with Nicolas Grosbois and Philippe Mesnier purchasing 12 hectares of vines in unknown (but awesome) Azay-le-Rideau. Now they make some of the best “vins de soif” around. Unpretentious but elegant wines, with that Loire Valley sense of place. Like these beady bubbles, full of cranberry, white peach and brioche, impersonating wines of twice the price. Toast.