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We are proud to boast that Le Lude is the first winery in South Africa to produce the artisanal Agrafe bottle fermented sparkling wine. Agrafe (Tirage Liège) is the method of fermenting the wine under cork instead of crown cap. This, in our opinion results in a more integrated aroma profile and texture.

Over the past five years we have planted and sourced grape varieties dedicated to making only the best Cap Classique. Le Lude’s first harvest took place in 2012. In our search for the finest grapes we specially selected vineyards that express unique terroir characteristics. We blend these unique terroirs to create a distinctive house style.

To find out more about our style of producing Cap Classique, visit our “Art of Cap Classique” page.

 

Our MCC Varietals

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Brut Non Vintage

The Brut 2012 is a classic blend of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir. The wine is matured for a minimum of 36 months before being matured on the final cork for 6 months before release.
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Rosé non Vintage

Our Rosé 2012 is a classic blend of 35% Chardonnay and 65% Pinot Noir. The wine is also matured for a minimum of 36 months before being matured on the final cork for 6 months before release.
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Prestige Cuvée

Our Prestige Cuvée is a premium blend of specially selected tanks. Careful attention is given to blending the best terroirs. Reserve wines are produced to enhance our base wines. The reserve wines spend another two years in barrels before being stored in magnums under cork.

Brut Agrafé – Tirage Liége

The Brut Arafe is a blend of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir. It undergoes traditional cork fermentation and maturation on cork 36 months. Premium corks are specially imported for this wine.
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Rosé Agrafé – Tirage Liége

The Rosé Agrafe is a blend of 35% Chardonnay and 65% Pinot Noir. It undergoes traditional cork fermentation and maturation on cork 36 months. Premium corks are specially imported for this wine.

Prestige Agrafé – Tirage Liége

The Prestige Agrafe is the best of the best!
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Magnum Selection

Special selections are made for our Magnum bottlings. The maturation times and dosages change depending on the blend. We will be releasing magnums of Brut, Rosé and Cuvée.