Le Lude, Methode Cap Classique Reserve Rosé Brut, Western Cape, South Africa
Tasting Note: Medium-intensity salmon in color, this wine has a nose of strawberry, red cherry and lime citrus.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied wine is medium in flavor intensity with more reserved red fruit flavors on the palate complimented by flavors of yeast and lemon citrus.
The wine is medium in alcohol with balance between fruit and high acidity.
Bottle Note: Le Lude, a family-owned 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 pinot noir and chardonnay grape varieties, the Le Lude Brut Rosé, features a vivid hue of onion skin and pale gold. Its enchanting color leads to berry and citrus flavors, enhanced by a textured and creamy mouth-feel, the result of a classic sparkling wine matured in traditional underground cellars.
Price: $31 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 375 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: BCG Restaurant, Constantia, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 15, 2018