Creation Pinot clinches Gold at 2018 Decanter Awards

The Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2016 has once again received global recognition by winning a gold medal at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Awarding it a 95-point score, the DWWA panel described the wine as follows: “Rich, opulent, luxurious nose of cherry confit, kirsch cherry liquor, bramble berry fruit and sweet charm. Big and bold in style with a spicy and savoury palate depth and excellent length through the finish. Bold but confident and racy.”

The 2018 DWWA panel comprised a team of 275 judges, including many of the world’s top experts, who blind tasted the 16 903 wines entered. The Creation Art of Pinot Noir was one of only 240 wines to receive gold. Medal categories correspond to the 100-point scoring system used by Decanter and many top wine critics around the world. To qualify for a gold medal a wine had to achieve a minimum score of 95 and be judged as ‘excellent . . . of great character and complexity’.

According to Creation co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin the grapes for the limited-release 2016 Creation Art of Pinot Noir were selected from a small pocket within a single vineyard block, planted on 450-million-year-old clay loam soils with decomposed Bokkeveld shale. The wine was 30% whole-bunch fermented to capture the freshness of the cool-climate grapes and then only a limited barrel selection was bottled under the Art of Pinot Noir label.

 It is of course not the first time that the 2016 Creation Art of Pinot Noir has impressed the connoisseurs. The same vintage received a 5-star rating in the 2018 edition of the authoritative Platter’s South African Wine Guide while Greg Sherwood MW recently scored the wine 94+ in a private tasting. 

Art of Creation Pinot Noir

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