Last weekend saw Creation Wines participating in the 5th annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration by hosting an event titled ‘Burgundy meets Creation’. The glittering occasion featured a brunch pairing showing Creation’s award-winning Pinot Noir portfolio along with a special selection from Domaine Philippe Colin in the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy where he currently has one Grand Cru and nine Premier Crus.
Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin comments: “Pinot Noir is one of the world’s finest and most enchanting cultivars and it was indeed a pleasure to celebrate the Prince of Reds with our friend Philippe. We would like to thank him again for the great flights of Pinot he brought to our tasting. And a hearty thank you to our guests for making the morning so memorable.”
The guests were welcomed with a glass of the crisp and elegant Elation MCC accompanied by a delectable spread of canapés such as Deep-fried Smoked Duck, Beetroot and Pinot Salt Ravioli with Cheese Mousse, Pistachio and Raspberry. A superb start to what turned out to be a feast for the senses!
The tasting was done in four flights and jointly conducted by Philippe Colin and Creation cellarmaster Jean-Claude (JC) Martin. The first flight included the highly rated 2015 and 2016 Philippe Colin Premier Cru Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot which was followed by the 2015 Gevrey Chambertin, Mes Cinq Terroirs, a glorious wine grown in five different vineyard blocks. Philippe ended his presentation with the marvellously structured 1999 Chassagne-Montrachet, First Cru.
Jus and Violets. Creation Pinots are renowned to be exceptionally food-friendly and pairing them with the fabulous dishes created a tantalising taste adventure.
Commenting on the 2018 Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, JC said it was encouraging to see how the wines from Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge have improved. “They get better and better every year which I ascribe to the maturing vineyards and the winemakers’ growing understanding of their terroir.”
Creation presently offers three different Pinots: the Creation [Estate] Pinot Noir, the Creation Reserve Pinot Noir and the Creation Art of Pinot Noir. Ranging from intensely fragrant and beautifully earthy to excitingly complex and elegantly spicy, each wine has proved to be an international winner in its own right. Click here to order these exclusive Library stock wines.
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