Prélude is the entry-level Montagny, sourced from the vineyards of Le May (Saint-Vallerin) and Les Coères (Montagny). It was raised for 10 months, in a combination of tank (60%) and older barrels (40%). In contrast to the Mon Blanc, the villages cuvée displays more volume, yet it remains braced by a consistent thread of acidity.
A feeling of nervy tension as well as a finely honed citrus flavour contribute weight to the solid skeleton – structure supports richness. It’s delicious, charming value, and has been described by Jasper Morris as “An exemplary source of characterful Montagny”.