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Magnum Selection Brut 2014 – 1500ml

Our Brut Réserve 2014 is made up of Chardonnay 86% and Pinot Noir 14. It is a sophisticated nose and palate with subtle notes of biscuit and brioche. Delicate and gentle bubbles with a fresh citrus finish. After secondary fermentation, our Magnums spend a minimum of 60 months on the lees before de-gorgement. Magnums are lighter and more vibrant upon release, due to their size during fermentation. This makes them ideal for cellar ageing after release. Magnums are especially better suited to longer bottle ageing, maintaining its freshness while becoming more integrated over time.

Available for purchase exclusively from our Cellar Door.

R1,200.00

In our search for the finest grapes, we carefully select vineyards that express unique terroir characteristics, blending these to create the distinctive Le Lude Reserve style.

Our grapes are hand harvested in shallow picking crates to prevent berry bruising. Early morning harvests ensure the grapes remain cold when picked. The grapes are transported in refrigerated trucks to the cellar, offloaded and packed in a cold room to reach 5°C before pressing starts.

The juice is settled for three days before being 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.

Once we have our final still base wines, continuous blending trials and tastings will determine our Brut Reserve 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, before being aged Sur Lie, on the lees, in our dark temperature-controlled caves for a minimum of 36 months before being disgorged. At disgorgement, a specific dosage of sugar is added to balance the wine’s palate.

The Brut Reserve is further bottle aged before being released.

The pearl of bubbles is soft and lingering, with a slight golden hue. The nose has delicate brioche, quince and orange-peel notes. The palate is complex, with almond biscotti and lemon tart flavours, a fresh acidity and lingering minerality for both structure and refinement.

CULTIVARS: Chardonnay 86%, Pinot Noir 14%
VINTAGE: 2020 100%
ORIGIN: Bonnievale 45%, Franschhoek 21%, Plettenberg Bay 20%, Robertson 14%

Bottling date: 2014/12/04
Sur Latte/Maturation: 96 months
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Alc: 11.29% Rs: 4.6g/l Ta:8.3g/l pH: 3.27

 

Weight 1.5 kg
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