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. In combining the rich gifts of nature and our unique terroir with
the considerable skills of our dedicated team, Creation strives to reward the
lover of fine wines.
Dense, blue-black in colour with seductive hues of violet.
The sumptuous berry bouquet tempts with generous blackberry and blackcurrant
aromas against a background of smoky oak. The palate is in perfect harmony with
the nose: taut and richly flavoured, with well-integrated tannins promising
excellent maturation potential. A Bordeaux-style blend in the finest tradition.
Currently the only Bordeaux-style blend grown and made in the Hemel-en-Aarde.
Wonderful with game and red meat. Decant before serving.
Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot