With no less than four Chardonnays and four Pinot Noirs in our Creation portfolio, it is probably fair to say that Cellarmaster Jean-Claude (JC) Martin has a passion for these two cultivars. This passion has just been rewarded in the form of eight Medals of Excellence – scores of 90+ – in Tim Atkin’s recently released South Africa 2021 Special Report.
A British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin is a distinguished wine journalist and an expert on South African wines. His report, now in its ninth edition, is widely regarded as one of the most authoritative overviews of quality South African wines and it is encouraging indeed to read Tim’s comment that South Africa is making some of the greatest wines in its history.
Among the eight Creation wines earning a Medal of Excellence, are three that also qualify for the coveted Gold Medal: the 2020 Art of Creation Pinot Noir at 96 points, the 2020 Creation Glenn’s Chardonnay at 96 points, and the 2020 Art of Creation Chardonnay at 95 points. These three wines are included in Tim’s Wines of the Year.
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To reserve your allocation of these wines, please be in touch with Creation Personal Shopper Daniela firstname.lastname@example.org , +27 76 280 9307.
Nomvula in the Netherlands
Three of our team members are currently in the Netherlands where they have been given the opportunity of gaining valuable work experience. Nomvula Ngqolowa is based at the magical Kasteel Engelenburg in Brummen from where she writes: “The past two weeks have been amazing . . .” Click here to read more about her adventures.
Creation in the news
The third Friday in September (17th) is International Grenache Day and at Creation we have three reasons to celebrate: our gorgeous Sumac Grenache, our sought-after Syrah, Grenache blend and our delightful Grenache Noir Rosé! Focusing on the limited release Creation Sumac Grenache, we’re happy to say that there are still some 600 bottles of the 2019 vintage available. Pomegranate-seed red in colour, the wine rewards with generous currant fruit, cracked peppercorn and a seductive sprinkling of sumac spice for panache. Natural freshness and poise combine with inherent umami to make this a truly exceptional pairing wine. Click to take advantage of our exclusive wine.
Situated some 18 km from the coastal resort of Hermanus, Creation is more than a wine farm; it is a glorious destination where a warm welcome awaits young and old. Click here to make a reservation.
Greetings from Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge.