Nitida launches The Grande Matriarch MCC 2015, … three years in the making for cellar’s first 100% Pinot Noir bubbly…

Nitida The Grande Matriarch MCC 2015
It’s here … at last!  Nitida, one of South Africa’s most successful boutique cellars, located in Cape Town’s splendid Durbanville Wine Valley, has finally unveiled its long-awaited 100% Pinot Noir bubbly – The Grande Matriarch MCC 2015 – in all its amber splendour!

Pinot Noir Grapes ripening on the Vine

Says Nitida winemaker Daniel Keulder: “After three years of hard work, we are finally releasing our very first 100% Pinot Noir bubbles, The Grande Matriarch.

“During the final stages of getting this wine ready, we realised that everyone’s expectations of a blush bubbly are very different and upon further investigation we also noted that the other 100% Pinot Noir bubblies on the shelves are also not what we had envisioned.

“This gave us a clean canvas to make a serious style Method Cap Classique that ticked all the boxes of what we expect of a blush bubbly – a truly unique Nitida wine.”

Bernhard and Peta Veller and friend

VellerAdds Nitida owner Bernhard Veller: “We couldn’t be prouder of this superlative MCC and, by way of coincidence, we released it last Friday on International Champagne Day, a fitting day for such a great bubbly.”

The tasting notes for The Grande Matriarch MCC describe it as “exuberant, pretty and generous. Delightful fine effervescence accentuates ripe raspberry and cherry within rosewater. Just a hint of marmalade which culminates in a memorable tautness. Perfect for that romantic evening, just add significant other and smoked salmon.”

From a classically labelled Champagne bottle – very elegant. In the glass, it is a pale golden straw, bubbles rushing to the top edge, exciting already.  The aromas are of cherries and raspberry and pink florals, The palate is broad and long with windfall oranges and fresh baked almond shortbread, or Stollen.

Justine Wall’s Buckwheat Blinis

Don’t wait for a special occasion. Don’t necessarily pair it with oysters – delicious and perfect partners. This is an excellent wine for sundown before a meal which you might pair with Justine Wall’s Buckwheat Blinis. Click here for her recipe.

Justine Wall – Wiltshire Teacher & Cook, love her food

The Grande Matriarch MCC 2015 – priced at R225 a bottle – is now available from Nitida’s cellar or via their website’s wine shop.

For more information email , telephone 021 976 1467 or visit the website

Information from JAG Communications


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