Creation Estate Pinot Noir 2020

Perfect before bed - seductive & versatile.
  • $60.00

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Primary Notes: Raspberry Licorice

Secondary Notes: Vanilla

Tertiary Notes: Mushroom

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Walker Bay, South Africa

Maker: Creation

Grape: Pinot Noir / Pinot Nero

Fermentation: Biodynamic, Vegan Heavy Wood

Awards: >85 pts


Serving Temperature: Best served between 14–16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: sashimi, kimchi jjigae

Western Food Pairing: portobello burger, poultry stew


Creation Estate Pinot Noir 2020

Creation Pinot Noir has an intense ruby red with violet tones. Intensely fragrant, the bouquet combines a bevy of seductive red berries with whiffs of vanilla and wood spice. These follow through on the elegant palate where the refined flavours of raspberry and the earthiness of shiitake mushroom are supported by supple tannins. Truly a burst of fruity flavours in mouth that keeps you going. Pairs well with almost any food, from sashimi to roasted duck breast to portobello burgers! The versatility!

The grapes are harvested in late February and mature after traditional skin fermentation. This is followed by malolactic fermentation in oak barrels for 10 to 12 months. Light filtration before bottling

While establishing his career in Switzerland, JC honed his skills on Pinot Noir and is therefore familiar with the challenges faced when cultivating what can be a fickle grape. Before planting his Pinot at Creation he meticulously considered aspect, soil and row direction and selected only virus-free clones (Dijon 115 and 777) for their suitability to the terroir. His Pinot vineyards are planted on south-easterly, easterly and north-easterly slopes with each site expressing itself in its own stylistic way
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- 88 Points
Notes of sweet-spiced cherry pie, mocha and delicate violet dance in the glass of this enticing Pinot. The palate is light in body, yet robust in feel, with flavors that mirror the bouquet and delicate tannins that lend a soft, pleasant structure to the sip."