Confit Duck Leg, Jerusalem Artichoke Purée, Beetroot Chutney, Carrot Coins and Truffle Oil served with the Creation Syrah Grenache 2013 – a sublime flavour pairing by chef Marcelle Roberts from Café 1999 in Durban. Click here for the recipe.
Flavour is subjective and hard to describe; flavour is not the same as taste. Taste is restricted to bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami – the five qualities detected by the tongue. Flavour paints the whole picture using your sense of smell and taste and other characteristics such as the heat or coolness of the dish not just in terms of temperature but spices and herbs too. Flavour encompasses elements relating to memory and feeling and each person’s flavour reference is therefore unique.
Having a great concept for a wine and food pairing and then balancing tastes, flavours, textures and temperatures is simply a sublime experience. One might ask the question: what is all the fuss about – why go to the effort of pairing wine with food? The simple answer is that when consumed together they will always influence each other. From this we must conclude that, whether you have considered the interaction of flavours or not, there will be a pairing – good or bad!
Creation strives to reward the wine lover with wines of rare balance, elegance, distinction and finesse. The stable weather conditions prevailing on our farm facilitate the successful cultivation of a wide range of varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Grenache. A versatile range to suit any menu or flavour preference.
Due to the refreshing natural acidity that cleanses the palate, the superb balance of fruit flavours and tannins and the judicious use of oak, Creation wines are exceptionally food-friendly. Creation is the only producer in the Hemel-en-Aarde region with a Grenache vineyard. This makes our Rhône-style blend of Syrah and Grenache a sought-after choice on any wine list or in any cellar or on any table.
CREATION SYRAH GRENACHE 2013
Alluring aromas of ripe black olive, elegantly complemented by whiffs of pepper. A well–endowed Rhône-style
blend with intense flavours of ripe plum, white pepper, tapenade and umami.
THE 5 MOST POPULAR ACTIVITIES AT CREATION WINES
Situated on the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus, Creation Wines takes pleasure in inviting
you to our little piece of paradise. The following fun activities have been specially designed for wine lovers
and those who appreciate the finer things in life. Click here to read more.