Creation Wines Products

Details for our selection of wines from the Creation Wines, from the Walker Bay region, featuring among other wines a superb Pinot Noir.

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  • Country of Origin: Republic of South Africa
  • Wine of Origin: Walker Bay

Estate Collection

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

An elegant, aromatic and delicately-balanced wine, a great representation of the Walker Bay region. Straw-coloured with a tinge of green. An aroma of tropical fruits and muscat, with perceptible minerality. Flavour is full-bodied, the high acidity leading to a long finish. This wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation, and was matured on the lees for 5 months thereby enhancing the flavour profile.

  • Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Residual sugar: 1.9 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.7 g/l
  • pH: 3.39
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017

Light straw-coloured wine with a slight tinge of green. Aroma reminiscent of the sea breeze, with a hint of green fig, this Bordeaux blend is perfectly personified in the Walker Bay region. 50% of the Sauvignon Blanc underwent malolactic fermentation in barrels (80% new, 20% 2nd use), while the other 50% was fermented in steel tanks. The Semillon was fermented in barrels (all 2nd or 3rd use).

  • Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 80%
    Semillon 20%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Residual sugar: 2.0 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.26
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Chardonnay 2017

A fruit-forward wine with aroma and flavour of quince, pear and peach, and a fresh minerality, with a hint of vanilla. A pleasing acidity and lively finish. Grapes were fermented and then matured for 10 months in 30% new and 70% 2nd or 3rd use barrels, stirring every 2 weeks.

  • Variety: Chardonnay 100%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Residual sugar: 2.3 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.3 g/l
  • pH: 3.34
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Viognier 2018

A beautiful transparent gold-coloured wine, intensely fruity aroma and flavour, white peach infused with creaminess, and a fresh minerality and acidity to balance. No malolactic fermentation, but matured with the lees for 3 to 4 months.

  • Variety: Viognier 100%
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Residual sugar: 1.1 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.41
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Merlot 2016

A ruby-red wine with an aroma of fruits and spice, flavour or dark cherry, mocha coffee and ripe berries, balanced by fine oak-matured tannin structure. Grapes were fermented with the skins, undergoing malolactic fermentation in 33% new, 33% 2nd use and 33% 3rd use barrels during maturation for 14 months, lightly filtered before bottling.

  • Variety: Merlot 100%
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 14.8%
  • Residual sugar: 2.1 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.7 g/l
  • pH: 3.49
  • Style: dry
  • Body: medium

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Syrah Grenache 2017

A dark purple, almost black wine with a touch of deep crimson. Aroma of ripe olives and slight touch of pepper, with flavours of plum, black berries, this is a perfect expression of a full-bodied Rhone-style blend. Nicely-balanced tannin structure and acidity. Fermented traditionally with the skins, followed by malolactic fermentation in the barrels. Maturation period 14 months using 25% new and 75% 2nd and 3rd use barrels, with 2 to 3 rackings, lightly filtered before bottling.

  • Variety: Syrah 80%
    Grenache 20%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Residual sugar: 2.5 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.5 g/l
  • pH: 3.63
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Pinot Noir 2017

A beautiful violet-coloured wine, with aroma or rasberry and spices. Perfect expression of this region, with a silky mouth sensation, flavour of red berries, and deliciously smooth tannin structure. Grapes fermented with the skins, undergoing malolactic fermentation during 10 month maturation in 25% new, 75% 2nd use or 3rd use barrels, lightly filtered before bottling.

  • Variety: Pinot Noir 100%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Residual sugar: 2.3 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
  • pH: 3.49
  • Style: dry
  • Body: medium

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot 2016

A splendid South African Bordeaux blend, one of the recent highlights of this region, dark blue-black in colour with tinges of purple. Aroma of black pepper, blackcurrant, and overtones of smokey oak. Flavour is perfectly balanced with concentrated complex tannins, making this wine eminently suitable for lengthy ageing. Grapes fermented with the skins, undergoing malolactic fermentation during 16 month maturation in 31% new, 33% 2nd use and 36% 3rd use barrels, lightly filtered before bottling. Requires decanting prior to tasting. Perfect with meat dishes, or intense chocolate desserts.

  • Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
    Merlot 30%
    Petit Verdot 10%
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 14.7%
  • Residual sugar: 2.3 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.2 g/l
  • pH: 3.54
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Reserve Collection

Chardonnay 2017

A wonderful representative of the region, with aroma and flavour of grapefruit, apple and slight hints of honey and cinnamon. A buttery flavour is also present, balanced perfectly by the minerality. Grapes were fermented and then matured for 10 months in 40% new and 60% 2nd use barrels, stirring every 2 weeks.

  • Variety: Chardonnay 100%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.83%
  • Residual sugar: 2.3 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.3 g/l
  • pH: 3.30
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Merlot 2015

A complex wine with aroma of berries, nuts, tobacco, cedar, and cloves. Velvet-smooth, a juicy berry flavour in the finish, and hints of graphite and oak. Grapes were fermented with the skins, and underwent malolactic fermentation during 18 month maturation in 60% new , 40% 2nd or 3rd use barrels, lightly filtered before bottling.

  • Variety: Merlot 100%
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Residual sugar: 2.7 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.50
  • Style: dry
  • Body: medium

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Syrah 2017

This elegant single-block syrah is a deep-coloured, almost black royal purple, with an intense aroma to match, cherry and green pepper with a hint of violet. Smooth with a fresh minerality and a long finish giving a taste of anis and cloves. Pressed with 30% whole bunch and fermented in the traditional manner, followed by 2 weeks of malolactic fermentation in the barrels. Bottle maturation period was 18 months, with 25% new, 75% 2nd and 3rd use barrels. Filtered lightly before bottling.

  • Variety: Syrah 100%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Residual sugar: 3.9 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.2 g/l
  • pH: 3.51
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Sumac Grenache 2016

A deep crimson-coloured wine with a touch of purple, aroma of cranberry, exotic spices and rose petals, a superb expression of the region. Grenache, generally a cool-climate variety, contributes fresh pomegranate and blackcurrant and a hint of pepper. Smooth tannins make this a delightful tasting experience. The grapes were fermented with the skins, and underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrels. Maturation was 14 months in old barrels, with 2 to 3 rackings, and lightly filtered before bottling.

  • Variety: Grenache 100%
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Residual sugar: 3.5 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.0 g/l
  • pH: 3.45
  • Style: dry
  • Body: medium

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Pinot Noir 2016

A single-block wine perfectly expressing the region. Garnet-coloured an with aroma of pepper, cloves, dried apricots, and flavour of dried fruits with hints of rasberry and spice. Owing to the tannin profile perfectly suited to long ageing. Fermented with the skins, then macerated, and undergoing malolactic fermentation in the barrels. Maturation 14 months in 30% new and 70% 2nd use barrels, with 2 to 3 rackings, lightly filtered before bottling.

  • Variety: Pinot Noir 100%
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Residual sugar: 5.2 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
  • pH: 3.50
  • Style: dry
  • Body: medium

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Art of Creation Collection

Art of Chardonnay 2016

Pinnacle of Creation Wines line-up and of the Walker Bay region, this wine is made from a single block and perfectly expresses the terroir. Selection is further made by barrel, and finally each bottle is individually numbered. This Chardonnay has an elegant aroma of fresh lime and blackcurrant, with a hint of butterscotch and almonds. A very smooth and balanced flavour of vanilla beans, peach stones, pear along with a hint of white pepper, and a lively minerality. Grapes were fermented and then matured for 10 months in 50% new and 50% 2nd use barrels, stirring every 2 weeks.

  • Variety: Chardonnay 100%
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Residual sugar: 2.6 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.41
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Art of Pinot Noir 2017

Pinnacle of Creation Wines line-up and of the Walker Bay region, this wine is made from a single block and perfectly expresses the terroir. Selection is further made by barrel, and finally each bottle is individually numbered. Colour of pomegranate and red rose petal, and aroma of dark cherry, allspice and anis, the complex flavour profile includes cherry, plum, mushroom, earthiness and a hint of spice. Selected both by block and barrel, the grapes were fermented with the skins, followed by maceration and malolactic fermentation in the barrels. Maturation was 12 months in 50% new and 50% 2nd use barrels, racked 2 to 3 times, and lightly filtered before bottling.

  • Variety: Pinot Noir 100%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Residual sugar: 2.8 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.9 g/l
  • pH: 3.43
  • Style: dry
  • Body: medium

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Whale Pod Collection

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A splendid white with a hint of green tinge, aromas of guava, passion fruit, gooseberry, grapefruit and peach stones. Flavour has a fresh mineral element and livening acidity. No malolactic fermentation to ensure freshness, and resting on the lees for 5 months for enhanced taste structure. Perfect with seafood dishes.

  • Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Residual sugar: 1.5 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
  • pH: 3.41
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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African Penguin Reserve Rose 2017

A lovely half-translucent pink onion skin-coloured wine, with aroma of rose, straw, and a touch of strawberry and lemon flower. Minerality is reminiscent of Himalayan mountain salt, flavour contains strawberry, rasberry, cherry, which the finish has a contrasting honeyed elemnt. The grapes were fermented without malolactic fermentation, and matured on the lees for 2 months.

  • Variety: Grenache 60%
    Viognier 20%
    Syrah 20%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.4%
  • Residual sugar: 1.6 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.7 g/l
  • pH: 3.25
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Spyhopping Red (2016)

A fine wine with the deep violet colour, and complex aroma and flavour of dark cherry and spice, mainly pepper and cloves. Finish is smoky and includes a flavour of dark chocolate. Grapes were fermented with the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation during maturation in 2nd or 3rd use barrels for 14 months, lightly filtered before bottling.

  • Variety: Syrah, Merlot
  • Vintage: Non-vintage
  • Alcohol: 14.7%
  • Residual sugar: 1.7 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.9 g/l
  • pH: 3.59
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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