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Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2019

Prince of Reds
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Primary Notes: Raspberry, Cherries

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

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

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best served between 14–16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Shimeiji egg with soba noodles, seared tuna

Western Food Pairing: veal loin, confit duck with gnocchi

Description

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
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 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.