Pinot Noir Estate 2022 – Creation Wines
Style: Red
Country: South Africa
Region: Hemel en Aarde
Grape: Pinot Noir
Score: 90-94
Price: 20-35 euro

Pinot Noir Estate 2022 – Creation Wines.

Elevating Hemel-en-Aarde: Unveiling Creation Wines’ 2022 Pinot Noir

On World Pinot Noir Day, we are taking you on a journey to South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, while discussing the 2022 Pinot Noir Estate wine, produced by Creation Wines.

Creation Wines takes us on a captivating journey with their 2022 Pinot Noir, an entry-level gem that resonates with the charm of the Hemel-en-Aarde region. At a price point that offers exceptional value, this wine is a gateway to the burgeoning reputation of Hemel-en-Aarde as a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay haven. Drawing inspiration from Burgundy, Creation Wines artfully captures a style that mirrors the elegance and allure of the Old World.

About the Wine

The 2022 Estate Pinot Noir by Creation Wines is more than an introduction; it’s an immersion into the very essence of the Hemel-en-Aarde terroir. As you pour this wine, its vibrant character shines through, hinting at the potential within each glass. It’s worth noting that a unique facet of this vintage is the emergence of a faint cocoa undertone amidst the red cherries and raspberries, adding an intriguing layer to the classic Pinot Noir aroma profile.

The tasting experience unfolds with the familiarity of red cherries and raspberries, resonating with the traditional attributes that define Pinot Noir. Yet, it’s the subtle addition of cocoa that sets this vintage apart, like a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. This nuance serves as a bridge between the old and the new, as it blends seamlessly with the wine’s inherent qualities.

The Hemel-en-Aarde influence is unmistakable as you delve deeper into the 2022 Pinot Noir. It’s as though the terroir has whispered its secrets into the wine, offering glimpses of the region’s distinctive climate and soil. The palate reveals layers of subtle spices, intertwining with the red fruit medley, creating a captivating interplay of flavors. The texture is an invitation to linger, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship that has gone into shaping this vintage.


Creation Wines’ 2022 Pinot Noir is an embodiment of Hemel-en-Aarde’s promise. While drawing inspiration from Burgundy, it manages to carve a unique identity. The addition of a cocoa note in this vintage adds an extra dimension that speaks to both tradition and innovation. 

For those seeking a journey through a terroir on the rise, this wine offers a delightful exploration of Hemel-en-Aarde’s potential, all within an entry-level offering that provides undeniable value. We are happy to award this friendly priced gem with a 90-point DWA score.

This wine is reviewed by Niels Aarts. Creation wines are imported in the Netherlands by Vinites, and available through associated partners.

Price:                          €25

Taste date:                August 2022

Score:                         90/100 DWA Score

Website:                    Creation Wines