Champagne Researchers and I.O.C. Visit Le Lude

Champagne Researchers and I.O.C. Visit Le Lude

A research and innovation group from Champagne and the I.O.C. visited Nic and Ferda Barrows, Le Lude MCC Cellar in Franschhoek. The purpose of the visit was to taste the new Le Lude Cap Classique wines and to discuss future collaboration and projects. Gérard Liger-Belair is acclaimed author and researcher having published the book: Uncorked, The Science of Champagne. Bertrand Robillard is the head of oenological research for IOC and was previously the head of oenological research for Moët et Chandon for 18 years. Le Lude Cap Classique has a traditional approach to the production of Cap Classique: Their Cap Classique is matured for 36 months in the cellar before release and they are the first South African MCC cellar to produce MCC Agrafé. Agrafé is a traditional Champagne winemaking technique that is still practiced by premium Champagne houses. Below are some pics from the occasion: