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Vintage Cuvee 2013

Our Vintage Cuvée is a premium blend of specially selected tanks. Careful attention is given to blending the best terroirs. Reserve wines are produced to enhance our base wines. The reserve wines spend another two years in barrels before being stored in magnums under cork. Only 2361 bottles were released, of which just 60 remain available at the Le Lude tasting room.

Available at the Cellar Door

R1,195.00

The grapes are hand harvested early in the morning and packed into shallow picking crates. Grapes are stored in the cold room to reduce core berry temperature before pressing. The grapes are loaded for whole bunch pressing. 3 Different quality fractions are selected at pressing. Cuvée – high quality free run juice, Première Taille Deuxieme Taille. Only Cuvée juice is used in the Vintage blend.

The clean juice goes through a cool fermentation. A small fraction of the Chardonnay portion is fermented in 3rd – 4th fill French oak barrels and the large majority is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No lees contact is given post fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is avoided. The final blend is made up from various parcels that were kept separate throughout production. This allows for unique terroir characteristics to be expressed within the blend. Tirage takes place on crown cap to control the rate of gas exchange and ensure optimal ageing.

Slight nutty, brioche character coming from the ageing period. Subtle hints of bruised apple, grapefruit and lime leaves. The soft mouse, and lingering acidity balance the linear and tight acidity that carries this bubbly.

Bottling Date: 14/06/2013
Degorgement Date: 28/03/2019
Sur latte / Maturation: 69 Months
Retail Bottles Available: 3316 Bottles

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 32 cm
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