A cuvée of 100% grands crus vineyards. Massive, effusive bubbles explode in the glass, and the nose rises up with rich toast and brioche. Far more weight and concentration than the excellent “La Francaise.” Prélude wows you with fresh pastry, marzipan and lemon meringue set against grapefruity acids. Young, luscious and built to last.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.