Brut Reserve – 750ml

The Brut Reserve is a classic blend of 69% Chardonnay and 31% Pinot Noir. It is light and elegant with hints of citrus aromas.


In our search for the finest grapes, we carefully select vineyards that express unique terroir characteristics.
We blend fruit from these different terroirs to create the distinctive Le Lude Réserve style.

Our grapes are hand harvested in the early morning for freshness, using shallow picking crates to prevent berry bruising. They are transported in refrigerated trucks to our Franschhoek cellar, and packed in a cold room to reach5°C before pressing starts.

The juice is settled for three days before it is racked off the sediment. The clean juice is inoculated with yeast and undergoes a cool fermentation. No lees contact is given after fermentation, and malolactic fermentation is prevented. Continuous blending trials and tastings with our final still base wines determine our Brut Réserve style. Careful consideration is made to produce an elegant wine with structure and length.

The Le Lude Réserve range undergoes secondary fermentation under crown cap in bottle, and aged Sur Lie, on the lees, in our dark, temperature-controlled cellar for a minimum of 36 months before being disgorged. At disgorgement, a specific dosage of sugar is added to balance the palate of the wine.
Our Cap Classique is aged for a further four months under cork before being released.

In the glass, find fine strings of pearlescent bubbles with a persistent collar. Fresh citrus and lime on the nose with delicate white fruit nuances, while the refreshing palate has hints of white peach and Granny Smith apples. The wine has a mineral finish with a bright acidity.

CULTIVARS: Chardonnay 69%,Pinot Noir 31%
ORIGIN: Robertson 60%, Bonnievale 30%, Franschhoek 10%

Bottling date: 2020/11/05
Sur Latte/Maturation: 36 months
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Alc: 11.5% Rs: 8.5g/l Ta: 7.5g/l pH: 3.21

Weight 0.75 kg
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