Ask Cellarmaster Jean-Claude (JC) Martin what his favourite red wine is and he answers without hesitation: Pinot Noir. And that includes growing it, making it and drinking it. Small wonder there are no less than four award-winning Pinot Noirs in the Creation portfolio, the quality of which inspired Greg Sherwood MD a while back to write that Creation has cracked the enigma code for great Pinot Noir in South Africa.
“Pinot Noir at its best is an inspiring, elegant and multi-faceted wine offering intriguing complexity and depth,” says JC It has the texture and intensity one would typically expect from a heavily structured wine, yet a great Pinot Noir is delicate and easy to drink. It doesn’t cause the palate fatigue sometimes experienced when drinking a heavy red wine. Once you’ve had the pleasure of enjoying the finesse of a well-made Pinot Noir, it is hard to get excited about bolder wines. What’s more, I find it one of the most versatile wines to pair with food – from fish to venison, goat’s-milk cheese to the tartness of fresh berries – a winner for lunch or dinner.
To coincide with the 2022 Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, JC has opened his library stock cellar to offer you a rare and exclusive Pinot selection:
A mixed case of Creation Reserve Pinot Noir: 2 x 2018 Vintage; 2 x 2019 Vintage; 2 x 2020 Vintage.
Smooth yet complex with layers of dried fruit, hints of raspberry and piquant spice. Supple tannins ensure excellent maturation potential.
Only TWO of these mixed cases are available.
A mixed case of Creation Art of Pinot Noir: 2 x 2018 Vintage; 2 x 2019 Vintage; 2 x 2020 Vintage.
The Prince of Reds at his most charming. Complex, velvety with rose petal, cherry, pimento and anise. Single-site specific and barrel selection – individually numbered bottles.
Only ONE mixed case is available.
A mixed case of Creation Emma’s Pinot Noir: 2 x 2018 Vintage; 2 x 2019 Vintage; 2 x 2020 Vintage. Single-site specific and barrel selection.
Creation Emma’s Pinot Noir is a collaboration between Emma and JC Martin. A serious glassful of premium Pinot Noir.
Only TWO mixed cases are available.
More good news is that if you are not joining us at the Pinot Noir Celebration this weekend, you can still make a lunch reservation – online or via email at email@example.com.
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.