This past weekend saw 12 Pinot producers pulling out all the stops to showcase their wines at the sixth annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration. And what a celebration it was! Among the festivities were individual producer events hosted at the participating wineries. Creation’s cameo performance, titled ‘Pinot Poetry’, featured a tasting of no less than ten internationally sought-after Pinot Noirs enhanced by a delectable menu composed by the gifted Creation Culinary Team. Set against the glorious backdrop of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, this was pure poetry indeed! “A heartfelt thank you to all our guests who contributed to the success of this special event,” says Creation’s Carolyn Martin.
A highlight was the reading of Creation intern Baptiste Quinard’s ode to Pinot Noir. Baptiste hails from Burgundy and specially wrote his ‘praise song’ for the occasion. Here is an extract taken from the English translation: “. . .it is on the borders of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, at the tip of the immense and powerful continent of Africa, that the Burgundian in a state of innocence and enlightenment, comes, at the heart of his northern winter, to discover and understand that with much love and the talent of the wine-maker bringing it to life, Pinot Noir, even far from its cradle, once again moves us. It is in this jeweled valley called Paradise on Earth, recalling the Creation of Genesis for us, that his emotion has been the highest.”
Festive Story of Creation – ‘Pure Heaven’
“Chapter 3 was my absolute favourite meal of the 6 chapters. Comprised of tofu, onion tagliatelle, pickled sea lettuce with cucumber in citrus butter emulsion. Pure heaven to my taste buds, I really would drive out to Hermanus for this dish alone! It also paired perfectly with the Creation Reserve Chardonnay 2017.” – Miss Dhanusha
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2 February 8h00 – 12h00: Creation at the Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Cricket Club
Where friends meet, hug and eat … You can look forward to an amazing array of fresh organic produce, homemade delicacies, artisanal cheese, wheat-free bakes, sought-after local wines, exquisite jewellery and handcrafted gifts – and much more. For more information click here.
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