PART 3 - TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA ON R320 THE FAMED HERMANUS WINE ROUTE
|Sumaridge Wine Estate|
|Sumaridge Chardonnay 2009|
2010 Guide ***(*) 2008
|Sumaridge Wine Estate Guestlodge|
|Sumaridge Wine Estate Guestlodge Living Room|
|View from Sumaridge Wine Estate Guestlodge|
|Creation Vineyards, Cellars and Tasting Room|
In 2002, a vibrant team invested their innovative expertise to create a wine selection of great distinction. This is a story that originated in the famous winelands of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, where two young Swiss winemakers and viticulturists forged a close friendship during the late 1990s. Enter Jean-Claude Martin and Christoph Kaser who at the time were employed at the ancient wineries of Grillette and Hôpital de Soleure.
As fate would have it, Jean-Claude married the South African-born Carolyn Finlayson in 1999. Carolyn is the daughter of one of the Cape’s most highly acclaimed wine pioneers: Walter Finlayson of Glen Carlou fame. During frequent visits to his wife’s home turf, Jean-Claude had the opportunity of assessing the winegrowing conditions here on the sunny southern point of Africa. Gradually the idea of owning their own piece of land and moving to South Africa was born. In 2002, that dream became a reality when the Martin’s acquired the land, known today as Ceation; the deal became even sweeter, when Christoph Kaser and his wife, Heidi Kellerhals Kaser, co-invested in the property, in 2005.
Creation's owners; the Martin's and Kaser's
Creation Pinot noir
Creation Pinot Noir:
Deep ruby in colour, gleaming and inviting in the glass. The intensely fragrant bouquet shows a mélange of red berry aromas, elegant vanilla and a whiff of wood spice. These follow through on the full-bodied palate where soft, supple tannins contribute to the dense structure. A superbly balanced wine with a lingering, memorable aftertaste.
Creation Chardonnay 2011
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.
Creation Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Creation Sauvignon Blanc:
Pale straw yellow in colour with twinkling flashes of green. A superbly balanced wine beckoning with aromas of tropical fruit, elegant elderflower and interesting, minerally whiffs. These follow through on the full-bodied palate where crisp, well-integrated acidity adds to the allure and leads to a lingering, memorable aftertaste.
Treat yourself to Creation’s innovative food and wine pairing on the terrace, with its scenic views, and don’t miss out on those scrumptious “antipasti” platters!
Creation Wines Tasting Room
Creation Wines Tasting Room
Terrace at Creation Wines Tasting Room
WINE TASTING: Daily between 10h00 and 17h00. (Or any other time by appointment)
FOOD PLATTERS: Daily between 10h00 and 15h00. (Or any other time by appointment).
Group barrel-tasting by appointment.
Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
Tel: 028 212 1107 or 072 673 1880
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