Le Lude Brut Reserve NV Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Franschhoek
R320
In stock
(Only 10 left)
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.

Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za:
Aromas and flavours are extremely subtle: Green and yellow apple, white peach and a hint of freshly baked bread. Very little red fruit character in evidence. Lean and direct with a very fine mousse and a bone dry finish. 90 points
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Blend information 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir
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