Nitida The Matriarch 2019
Crisp green apple, sparkling grapefruit & refreshing lime intertwine with copious, juicy bubbles. The creamy fine mousse pairs perfectly with baked strawberry cheesecake topped with dark chocolate ganache to bring romance to any celebration.
The Matriarch 2019 marks our 10th vintage of white bubbly and our enduring love of Method Cap Classique. The Matriarch is made in the classic Method Champenoise style – 30% Chardonnay and 70% Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay, sourced in Durbanville, contributes elegance and finesse. The Pinot Noir, also sourced from the Durbanville area, lends a broader flavour spectrum to the blend.
After selective hand harvesting, the grapes are gently whole bunch pressed yielding juice rich in natural acidity and subtle fruit flavours. Thereafter, the juice is lightly clarified and co-fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve these delicate fruit flavours. The secondary fermentation in the bottle generates the development of our fine mousse (bubbles). A further 12 months of maturation “sur lie” generates a generous mouth and brioche flavours.