The Matriarch 2015

Creamy fine, fine mousse embraced by a svelte golden vibe. Light honeysuckle floral yields to smooth macadamia and juicy pear. All kept delightful by a counter thrust of brisk Bonnie Brae lemon and fresh apple peel. Partner with Rose Water Turkish delight and dark choc to bring romance to any celebration.

Winemaker Comments

The 2015 Matriarch in White marks our sixth vintage of white bubbly and our ever-growing love of Methode Cap Classique. The Matriarch is made in the classic French Methode Champenoise style of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay is sourced from Durbanville and contributes elegance and finesse while the Pinot Noir is sourced from a cool coastal region and adds richness to the overall 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 tanks so as to preserve these delicate fruit flavours. The secondary fermentation in bottle allows for the development of the mousse (bubbles) where after the wine is then matured sur lie for a further11 months. The wine displays classic Champagne flavours of brioche, white peach and apple.

Analysis

Cultivar: 50 % Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
Yield: ave 5t/ha
Wood: None
Alcohol: 12.0%
Sugar: 9.1g/L
Acid: 6.9 g/L
pH: 3.30
 

Tasting Notes