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NOTES: Plum, Cherries Star Anise Rose Mushroom
TANNIN: Medium -
ORIGIN: Cape South Coast (Hermanus, Elgin, Walker Bay & More), South Africa
- Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)
FERMENTATION: Biodynamic, Vegan Heavy Wood
AWARDS: >95 pts
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: peking duck, braised pork
WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: duck confit, springbok loin
Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2018
Creation Art of Pinot Noir has a shiny, deep pomegranate red with a robust bouquet of rose petal, dark cherry, pimento and anise. It is complex and utterly enchanting on the palate with opulent layers of cherry and plum mingling with earthy flavours of mushroom and an elegant sprinkling of spice.
Art is a vineyard and Barrel selection. The grapes undergo traditional skin fermentation and post-fermentation maceration, followed by malolactic fermentation in the barrels (50% new wood, 50% second fill) for about 12 months. Two – three rackings during the maturation period and light filtration preceded bottling.
Situated high up the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus, Creation’s vines climb the steep hills of Babylon Toren Mountain to a lofty altitude of 350 metres above sea level. Here they bask in generous sunlight, flourish in 450-million-year-old clay loam soils with decomposed Bokkeveld shale and dance in the cool breezes blowing in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. During the annual growth period, temperatures rarely exceed 30° C, while the cool night index throughout the year is 12° C lower than the day-time temperature.These factors result in full-flavoured grapes of outstanding quality, allowing for the creation of complex wines with length and depth.