In 2002 Swiss-born Jean-Claude (JC) and South African-born Carolyn Martin (née Finlayson) took up the challenge of establishing a winery in a remote corner of the Walker Bay Wine Region. Their forty hectares of undulating land on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge had never been planted to vines before, but recognizing its potential, they set to transform it into a model wine farm. 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-flavored grapes of outstanding quality, allowing for the creation of complex wines with length and depth.
The team participate in technical projects on vineyards and climate change to stay abreast of research, because sustainability is a key focus, with meticulous attention to every aspect of farming, for ultimate quality output.
Creation Chardonnay 2022
Region: Hemel-en aarde
Straw yellow with attractive glints of green. On the nose glorious layers of sun-kissed pear and peach are enhanced by fresh minerality and a hint of piquant vanilla. The full-bodied palate is in perfect harmony: generously fruity and subtly spicy, with well-judged acidity contributing excellent balance and a lively, lingering aftertaste.
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