2022 Creation Estate Sauvignon Blanc

14.25 11.78
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Walker Bay
Appellation Hemel en Aarde Vallei
Winery Creation Estate
Year 2022
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2026
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They call their own place a paradise and we understand that. Creation's vineyards are located on a plateau in the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in the Walker Bay wine district. Thanks to the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the climate here is mainly cool, so that the grapes build up a nice balance between ripe fruit and fresh acidity. After the harvest, the grapes are pressed. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 15 degrees. Malolactic conversion is avoided; the crisp freshness is precisely the trademark of sauvignon blanc, so it must be preserved. After fermentation, the wine remains on the fine lees for another five months. This makes the wine slightly rounder in taste. The result is a refined sauvignon blanc with a lively freshness.

The Sauvignon Blanc Creation Estate is a refined Sauvignon Blanc with typical, crispy acids and aromas of tropical fruit and elderflower. Delicious with a pan of mussels. In the glass, this South African Sauvignon blanc has a lemon yellow color with a green glow. In the nose, the wine has notes of tropical fruit, elderflower and a fresh minerality with a hint of lemon. On the palate, the Sauvignon Blanc Creation Estate is a crisp, fresh Sauvignon Blanc with well-integrated acidity and minerality. Delicious with goat cheese and aubergine. Also delicious with a pan of mussels.

About Creation Estate

When Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin took on the challenge of starting a winery in a remote corner of the Walker Bay Wine Region in 2002, it was quite exciting. Vines had never been planted here before, but JC and Carolyn - both descendants of well-known wine families - were determined and convinced of the potential of the area. Together they founded Creation Estate in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Five years later, in 2007, the first harvest took place and they equipped the cellar with the best equipment from Germany, France and Switzerland. Since then they have been hard at work. Not only with their quality wines, the tasting room has also made a name for itself.

Today, Creation Estate has 50 hectares of vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. JC and Carolyn's winemaking philosophy is based on “enhancing the beauty of nature”. It is primarily about the quality of the grapes, not about the tricks that can be performed in the cellar. “Wine making is a delicate art that must be restrained in order to capture the nuances of its provenance,” said JC Martin. The terroir is important at Creation Estate. Not surprising, because the combination of higher vineyards and the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean creates a unique microclimate in Walker Bay. In addition, JC Martin works with wild yeast cells instead of commercially developed yeast cells, read more about this on our news page.

In 2019, the municipality of Overstrand Hermanus in South Africa was awarded the status 'Creative City status for Gastronomy' by UNESCO! This is one of only 10 cities worldwide and the first on the African continent to receive this award. For the Creation winery, and other many individuals and boutique producers in the area, this is a tribute to their contribution to achieving sustainable development goals.

About Heaven-and-Earth Valley

Creation Estate is located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, a sub-area within the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. It is about twenty kilometers from Hermanus, the coastal town on Walker Bay that is also known as the 'whale capital' of South Africa. The Atlantic Ocean not only ensures that the whales enjoy floating around here, it also provides an ideal climate for viticulture. It is warm, but it rarely exceeds thirty degrees during the growing season. This is due to the fresh sea breeze and the fact that Creation Estate's vineyards are slightly higher than most vineyards in the area. The grapes get the chance to ripen optimally, but retain their fresh acidity thanks to the cool nights. The soil also plays an important role in this. The vineyards have a clay-derived slate soil called Bokkeveld. It prevents water stress and makes the vines less vigorous, which in turn contributes to the slow ripening of the grapes (due to the slow release of groundwater). In short, Creation Estate has a unique terroir in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. They know how to translate this into full, but at the same time elegant wines with ripe fruit aromas, fresh acids and a beautiful minerality.

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More Information
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Walker Bay
Appellation Hemel en Aarde Vallei
Winery Creation Estate
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2022
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Light, Tense, Tropical fruit, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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