South Africa


Chardonnay 2020


Description of Domaine Creation

Domaine Creation, located in the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde region of South Africa, is famous for its innovation and commitment to quality. Benefiting from a cool maritime climate and rich terroir, the estate specializes in the production of high quality white and red wines, with a particular emphasis on Chardonnay. Creation's approach combines sustainable viticultural methods and avant-garde winemaking techniques to capture the essence of each grape variety.

Description of the Cuvée Creation Chardonnay

Cuvée Creation Chardonnay is an elegant and sophisticated expression of the grape variety, reflecting the harmony between the unique terroir of Hemel-en-Aarde and the meticulous craftsmanship of the estate. This Chardonnay is designed to highlight the finesse, complexity and aromatic richness that the region's cool climate and soils can offer. It represents a fine example of the balance between intense fruitiness and the subtlety of the nuances provided by aging.

Aromas of the Cuvée

This Chardonnay reveals a rich aromatic bouquet, with notes of green apple, lemon, and peach, complemented by touches of vanilla, brioche and a mineral touch. Aging in oak barrels gives the wine a beautiful roundness and additional complexity, while preserving its natural freshness.

Characteristics of the Cuvée

  • Grape variety: Chardonnay
  • Profile: A rich and elegant wine, benefiting from a beautiful acidity which balances its aromatic generosity. The finish is long and tasty, highlighting the exceptional quality of the fruit and the finesse of the aging.
  • Aging Potential: With its excellent aging potential, this Chardonnay can be enjoyed now but will continue to flourish and gain complexity over the years.

Pairings with this Cuvée

Creation Chardonnay goes wonderfully with refined dishes such as seafood, fish in cream sauce, or roast poultry. Its complexity and elegance make it a preferred choice for special occasions and gourmet meals.

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The first vines were planted in South Africa by Dutch settlers in the 1650s, although wine production did not really begin to take off until the arrival of French Protestants, in the 1680s, with their skills and their knowledge of viticulture. Stellenbosch is also a historic wine region, with the first vineyards being planted there in the 1690s.

Today South Africa is one of the most important wine producing countries in the southern hemisphere. With over 300 years of winemaking history, it is often described as a bridge between the Old and New Worlds. The majority of wines are produced using New World winemaking techniques, but they often have more in common stylistically with their Old World counterparts. Since the end of apartheid, South African wine has received international attention and acclaim for its wide variety of styles.

South Africa's wine industry is spread across the lush and rugged landscape of the Western Cape. Here, the abundance of mountains, valleys and plateaus allows winemakers to produce a wide variety of styles. Vineyards can also be found in the Orange River region of the Northern Cape, where the flat, arid landscape is dominated by the Kalahari Desert. Most of South Africa's wine regions have a Mediterranean climate, strongly influenced by the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

The country's signature grape variety is Pinotage, an indigenous cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut that is rarely found in quantity in other wine-producing countries. Shiraz (Syrah) is also widely planted, as are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (often combined in a Bordeaux blend). South African Chardonnay, Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc have become popular internationally in recent years.

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