Creation Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2019

Prince of Reds
Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)
  • $78.00

More about this wine!

NOTES: Raspberry, Cherries

BODY: Medium -



TANNIN: Medium -


ORIGIN: Cape South Coast (Hermanus, Elgin, Walker Bay & More), South Africa

MAKER: Creation


  • Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)

FERMENTATION: Biodynamic, Vegan Heavy Wood

AWARDS: >85 pts


ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Shimeiji egg with soba noodles, seared tuna

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: veal loin, confit duck with gnocchi


Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2019

Creation Reserve Pinot Noir is elegantly adorned in shades of garnet with deeper flashes of cerise as you swirl. Exquisitely expressive on the nose, the evocative perfume of Indonesian mace blending with enchanting whiffs of fresh raspberry and black cherry. On the palate, this Prince of Reds spins poetry: velvety smooth and beautifully poised with great purity of fruit in harmony with crisp acidity and fine tannins.

The Reserve is a vineyard selection. The grapes undergo traditional skin fermentation and post-fermentation maceration, followed by malolactic fermentation in the barrels. Two – three rackings were done during the maturation period and light filtration preceded 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