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Prestige Rose – 750ml

Chardonnay 48%, Pinot noir 47%, Pinot Meunier 5%. A deep intense hue is matched with pronounced fresh grapefruit and plum flavours. Crisp acidity is carried through gentle bubbles.

R590.00

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.

Three different quality fractions are retrieved at pressing: Cuvée – high quality free run juice, Première Taille – first extraction, and Deuxieme Taille – second extraction.

The juice is settled for three days before it is racked off the sediment. The clean juice undergoes cold fermentation. A small fraction is fermented in second to fourth fill barrels, and majority in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No lees contact is given after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is prevented.

Pinot Noir grapes bring colour to the rosé. This component undergoes a cold maceration after being destemmed, lasting approximately 10 days, after which the clean juice is racked off the skins and pips and inoculated with a yeast culture.

The Le Lude Reserve range undergoes secondary fermentation under crown cap in bottle, and aged Sur Lie, on the lees, in our dark temperature-controlled caves for a minimum of 36 months before being disgorged. A specific dosage of sugar is added to balance the wine’s palate. The Brut Rosé is then further bottle aged.

Bright orange garnet in colour with fine persistent pearl of bubbles. On the nose, the wine is fragrant with blood orange, warm spice and thyme. Fruitful palate with broad structure and dry lemon finish. The Pinot Noir is delightful and aromatic, with refinement and depth.

CULTIVARS: Chardonnay 48%, Pinot Noir 47%, Pinot Meunier 5%
VINTAGE: 2016 79%, 2014 14%, 2013 5%, 2015 2%
ORIGIN: Bonnievale 45%, Franschhoek 21%, Plettenberg Bay 20%, Robertson 14%

Bottling date: 18/08/2019
Sur Latte/Maturation: 72 months
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: ALC: 12,3% RS: 5,6g/l TA: 7,3g/ L pH: 3,16

Weight 0.75 kg
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