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Pinot at its Pinnacle

When it was recently announced that the Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2018 was among the Top Five at the inaugural Mosaic Pinot Noir Awards, co-owner Carolyn Martin responded that it is always rewarding when a Creation wine gets this recognition from a reputable tasting panel. To which she added: “What makes us especially proud of this award is that the competition seeks to identify wines to serve as a…

A Passion for Pinot

Ask Creation viticulturist and winemaker Jean-Claude (JC) Martin about his favourite cultivar and he responds without hesitation: Pinot Noir. He loves drinking it, he loves growing it and he loves making it! Small wonder there are four Pinot Noirs in the Creation portfolio and even less wonder that they win accolade upon accolade, locally as well as internationally. “Pinot Noir at its best is an inspiring, elegant and multi-faceted wine…

The Pinot Palate

“Pinot Noir has taken off around the world as a sought-after food pairing wine. It is light enough for salmon and complex enough for richer pairings such as duck, making it very versatile as seen on our Pinot Palate menu,” says Creation’s Carolyn Martin. Pinot Noir is furthermore considered to be one of the world’s most transparent and expressive cultivars. The indelible stamp of origin and the subtle hand of the…

Celebrity Chefs choose Creation Wines, part 2

Last week we featured talented chef Peter Goffe-Wood’s recipe for Seared Yellowtail with Fennel, Olives, New Potatoes and Salsa Rossa – a dish he paired with great success with the Creation Sauvignon Blanc. This week Peter kindly shares the recipe for his mouth-watering Wild Mushroom Risotto which he recommends as a marvellous match for the Creation Pinot Noir.    Pinot Noir is notoriously difficult to cultivate successfully unless there exists…

Spotlight on Pinot Noir

This thin-skinned red cultivar associated with Burgundy seems to evoke passion in winemakers and wine drinkers alike. Pinot Noir has a reputation for being difficult to grow, however that same site specific nature means that it is extremely terroir expressive. History Pinot Noir is one of the most ancient cultivars with the earliest mention recorded in 1375, but with evidence of its existence stretching back as far as the Roman…

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