When in 2002 Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin took up the challenge of establishing a winery in a remote corner of the Walker Bay Wine Region, they did so with the courage of their conviction. The 40 hectares of undulating land on the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge had never been planted to vines before, but recognising the vast potential, they set out with tenacity and determination to transform it into a model wine farm. No easy feat, but then the Swiss-born JC and South African-born Carolyn (née Finlayson) both come from wine pioneering stock spanning at least three generations and two continents!
Wines on Offer:
- Creation Sauvignon Blanc
Creation Sauvignon Blanc
At Creation we have six different clones of Sauvignon Blanc and the blending of these results in interesting complexity. Thanks to the cool climate and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, our Sauvignon is more mineral driven than fruit forward and the 2020 vintage benefited from extended lees contact which imparted additional texture and depth to the wine. Star-bright with alluring aromas of elderflower, papaya, cassis, passion fruit and kumquat blooming from the glass. On the palate clean minerality rules. Then opening up to echo the generosity promised on the nose and leading to a refreshing hint of lemon zest Very good with seafood, especially sushi, fromage du chèvre and aubergine.palate beautifully. Serve with flavours of the Far East for a mouth-watering pairing.