We’re big on new friends and family here at Le Lude, especially when they’re serious about bubbly, which is why we’re very proud to announce a recent addition to the flock! Introducing Emma Bruwer, our new assistant winemaker… Born and raised in Robertson, which is ironically some of the best terroir for Cap Classique production…Read More
We’ve decided to end 2016 off on a high-note by hosting two very special events coinciding with the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival – the most exclusive Champagne Tasting of the year on 2 December and the Amici String Quartet on 4 December. See the invitation below for all the details – we look…Read More
The first release will be the Brut NV and Rosé NV which are both matured for 36 months on their lees (sur latte). These blends are representative of a house style but importantly show traces of both terroir and vintage. Le Lude Cap Classique will regularly sponsor classical music events. The first will be the…Read More
With its interest in Cap Classique, Amorim keeps a close eye on developments in this exciting local wine category. At Le Lude, a new producer in Franschhoek, wine-maker Paul Gerber is a pioneer in fermentation of Cap Classique on cork. According to Paul, this process – Agarfé – leads to a more complex and unique…Read More
A research and innovation group from Champagne and the I.O.C. visited Nic and Ferda Barrows, Le Lude MCC Cellar in Franschhoek. The purpose of the visit was to taste the new Le Lude Cap Classique wines and to discuss future collaboration and projects. Gérard Liger-Belair is acclaimed author and researcher having published the book: Uncorked,…Read More
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Currently on somewhat of a Champagne reconnaissance mission in the blossoming European spring, Ferda Barrow and her female progeny decided to make a necessary pit stop at what is arguably the most prestigious and definitely one of the longest standing commercial flower shows in the world, namely The Chelsea Flower Show just outside of London….Read More