Duncan and Constantijn’s Choice
General Manager Duncan Bruce says:
The Creation Art of Pinot Noir is a beautiful and elegant wine with subtle spiciness. It reminds you of eating a bowl of berries, nice and ripe, but extremely elegant and soft. The wine has those characteristic earthy Pinot Noir undertones. It’s gorgeous, like a lady in a glass. The flavours of the wine linger beautifully and then soften away - a very classic and elegant style of Pinot Noir. We are very privileged to have a wine of that calibre.
Winemakers and chefs are pretty much artists; it shows what they are about. The thing about Creation is that wine is always made with food in mind. Fascinating. Think you guys do it spectacularly well. It is all about balance – delicacy of wine and the food.
Chef Constantijn Hahndiek says:
You eat with your eyes first. And especially with this wine; if you see it being poured in front of you and you swirl the glass it is beautifully clear and crimson in colour – it’s like looking into a jewel.
The dish recommended with the wine is a local goat’s-milk product with the sharper notes of creamed chèvre goat’s-milk cheese. It is served with duck ham which has been air-dried for two weeks, earthy beetroot and dehydrated honey and oats.
The acidity of the subtle goat’s-milk cheese goes perfectly with the velvety texture of the wine. The crumble has a kind of nuttiness and the honey and oats together give you a granola flavour. Beetroot for the earthiness and duck for the delicacy of the wine.