We are thrilled to share the news that Le Lude has received the highest points to date for a South African Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) in London.
Judges at the world’s largest and most influential wine competition awarded our maiden vintage, the 2012 Vintage Cuvée with 97 points – a platinum award. The wine, made with 83% chardonnay and 17% pinot noir grapes, were whole bunch pressed with only the cuvee – highest quality free run juice – used in the Vintage blend. It was matured on the lees for 56 months. Only 2361 bottles were released, of which just 60 remain available at the Le Lude tasting room.
At the same competition the Le Lude Rose Brut NV received 90 points (silver) and the Le Lude Reserve Brut NV 88 points (bronze). This translates by Decanter to mean “a very accomplished wine with impressive complexity”, and “a well-made, straightforward and enjoyable wine” respectively. We hope you come and visit us soon so you can enjoy these exceptional wines.
Now in its 16th year, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process. This year 16 500 entries were received.
Innovation in our cellar and uncompromising pursuit of perfection in the bottle have made Le Lude one of the world’s most exciting new producers of Cap Classique. Le Lude’s owners, Nic and Ferda Barrow, believe that awards such as these show our pioneering approach is paying off and creating a reputation for wines which are internationally renowned for finesse, elegance and refinement. Luckily we have just the cork to pop to celebrate these incredible results!