Le Lude, Methode Cap Classique Reserve Brut, Western Cape, South Africa
Tasting Note: A brut sparkling wine with finesse.
Pale-intensity lemon in color this wine has a nose of lemon citrus, yeast, green apple and biscuit.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied sparkling wine delivers yeast and green fruit flavors suggested on the nose.
Bottle Note: Le Lude, a family-owned winery in Franschhoek, South Africa specializes in the crafting of fine sparkling wines in the bottle-fermented Methode Cap Classique. Made from the noble chardonnay and pinot noir grape varieties, Le Lude Brut embraces flavors of citrus, apple and white flowers in a cloak of fine, life-affirming bubbles. An optimal maturation time ensures the wine’s freshness and zest are complemented by the depth and complexity expected of a classic sparkling wine whose appeal is truly timeless.
Price: $24 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 290 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Le Lude Winery Tasting Room, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 20, 2018