Le Lude, Brut Rosé 750ml NV

South Africa, Franschhoek
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Le Lude 2Brut Rose NV20151030131406
R295
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Critic Score

94
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Exhibiting the magic touch that’s shared by all of Paul Gerber’s bubblies, this cuvée of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a splash of Pinot Meunier comes from four different regions of the Western Cape. Lightly wooded, it’s a stunning rosé with still Pinot Noir adding colour. Red cherry, strawberry and a savoury tang are supported by a fine, elegant mousse. 2017-21'. – Tim Atkin, Special South Africa Report 2017, 94/100

We have met few winemakers as passionate about sparkling wine as Paul Gerber. The former mathematics teacher moved on to study oenology at Stellenbosch and fell in love with the science of the bubble. After trips to Franciacorta in Italy and many to Champagne, the new Le Lude cellar in Franschhoek was a dream appointment. The cellar was designed specifically for Methodé Cap Classique production and ageing. This specialisation has paid off! Their newly released Brut and Rosé are spectacular and we feel that they set a new benchmark for MCC.

The Brut and Rosé are non-vintage, based mostly on the 2012 vintage. The Brut is a blend of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir, while the Rosé is 35% Chardonnay and 65% Pinot Noir. Both are matured for 3 years on the lees. The style is very close to that of Champagne: dry, savoury, mineral and taut, with an incredibly fine and layered bubble.

Paul is also the first Cap Classique producer to use cork fermentation on his bubbles. This unique technique (known as 'Agrafe' or 'Tirage Liège') gives rise to slight nuances with time and will be featured with their later-release wines.

Tasting notes:
Onion skin in colour. Raspberry plus a little spice and earthiness on the nose. A sophisticated palate - good fruit definition, bright acidity and a delicate bubble before a very dry finish. A particularly elegant pink bubbly. Christian Eedes, Winemag, 90/100

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Bottle Size750ml
StyleSparkling
CountrySouth Africa
RatingTA 94
PriceR295.00
ProducerLe Lude
RegionFranschhoek
VarietyBlend
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