“The second annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration taking place on 30 and 31 January this year promises to be yet another highlight on our calendar,” says Carolyn Martin, marketing director of Creation Wines on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. Established in 2002 by Carolyn and her winemaker husband Jean-Claude (JC) Martin, the Estate presently offers four different Pinot Noir wines: Creation Pinot Noir, Creation Reserve Pinot Noir, The Art of Pinot Noir by Creation and Creation Emma’s Pinot Noir. Ranging from intensely fragrant and beautifully earthy to excitingly complex and elegantly spicy, each one of these wines has proved to be a winner in its own right and according to Carolyn the upcoming celebration presents the ideal opportunity to showcase them.

The two-day Pinot Celebration will kick off on Friday 30 January with a tasting at Bona Dea Estate in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. This will be followed by a gala dinner where Norman Hardie, producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in Ontario, Canada will be the keynote speaker and present some top American Pinot Noirs.

Saturday 31 January will see the various Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir producers hosting a series of events. “At Creation we look forward to welcoming our guests at 17h00 with two of our premium whites paired with scrumptious canapés,” says Carolyn. At 17h30 JC will present five of the award-winning Creation Pinots followed at 18h30 by a delectable main course and cheese board, paired with Creation Pinot. Booking is essential on info@creationwines.com or tel. 028 212 1107.

Among the many recent accolades for Creation’s Pinot Noir has been a Platter 5 star rating for the 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir. The wine rewards with multiple layers of rose petal, dried apricot, cherry and spice on the nose. The luxurious, silky palate is in harmony, also offering deep tones of liquorice on the lingering aftertaste.

Additional Pinot achievements include a gold medal at the 2014 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards for the 2013 Creation Pinot Noir and two gold medals at the 2014 Mondial des Pinots for the 2012 and 2013 Creation Reserve Pinot Noir respectively. What’s more, the 2012 Creation Emma’s Pinot Noir was allocated an impressive 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master, and the 2013 Creation The Art of Pinot Noir a most worthy 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker – to mention but a few.

To taste these terrific wines, don’t miss out on the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, 30 and 31 January 2015. For more information, contact Dieter Odendaal on dieter@creationwines.com or call 082 659 2318.

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