2020 Stephane Aladame Montagny Prelude

2020 Stephane Aladame Montagny Prelude

2020 Stephane Aladame Montagny Prelude

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One for Chablis drinkers looking for some great value.

Montagny is a lesser known appellation in the southern parts of the Cote Chalonnaise, and consists of hilly terrain made up of clay and chalk that is solely classified to white wine production. 
It is a region dominated by a single cooperative and Stephane Aladame is one of the few growers running solo, producing some terrific wines and now attracting some well deserved attention. Like all good growers Stephane’s efforts are concentrated in the vineyards, he works organically and by hand and horse. In the winery there is a minimalist approach akin to many of the great houses. Natural yeasts, minimal filtration, fining and sulphur are all commonplace. Stephane makes super chardonnays that are often found on tables across France. 

The name of this wines says it all: Prélude - the entry-level Montagny in the range , sourced from two separate vineyards of Le May (Saint-Vallerin) and Les Coères (Montagny).

Tasting Note:
The Prelude was aged for 10 months, in a combination of tank (60%) and older oak barrels (40%) to give texture and weight. It consists of lifted honey, citrus and stone fruit on the nose with a lovely acid line supporting the gentle richness of the palate.
This is a great introduction to the value that Chardonnay from Montagny can offer and a snap shot of Aladame’s much respected, and favourably viewed work in the region.

This is a Dry, Medium bodied wine with High acidity and No tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Medium+ finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

Chardonnay

Country:

France

Abv:

13.5%

Vintage:

2020

Region:

Cote Chalonnaise

pH:
Oaked or Unoaked:

Mix of Tank (60%) and Old Oak (40%)

Appellation:

Montagny

Style (R/S):

Dry (<3g/l)

Aged Before Release:

10 Months in Oak

Farming:

Non Certified Organic

Drinkability:

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