Place: Beaujolais, France
Jean-Claude Lapalu is one of France's most renowned vignerons and a darling of the Paris natural wine scene. He farms old vines (50-100-years-old) meticulously and organically, the resulting wines are unadulterated, energetic and idiosyncratic.
Immensely delicious and intensely energetic, Eau Forte (strong water) is declassified gamay from Beaujolais-Villages and Brouilly. A light-bodied, vibrant vin de soif counterbalanced by a fourth dimension of intrigue.