A match made in culinary heaven
Those who have not meandered high up in the Hemel-en-Aarde ridge near Hermanus in the Overberg for Creation wine’s legendary tasting menu might miss out on one of life’s great pleasures. Creation Reserve Merlot is matched with cauliflower, celeriac and onion soup with blueberry and walnut gorgonzola crumble. The Reserve Merlot has dark berry fruit flavours with a hint of mocha and cedar wood; a great tannin structure makes it ideal for ageing.
Creation Art of Pinot Noir is served with springbok loin, topped with king oyster mushroom, aubergine, braised leek, thyme jus and violet. On the palate, opulent layers of cherry and plum mingle with earthy flavours of mushroom and an elegant sprinkling of spice. The delicate, slightly sweet springbok is a perfect match for the elegant Pinot Noir, the king oyster mushrooms bring out the earthiness, aubergine that natural acidity, braised leek and thyme the umami and the sweet violet the exquisite floral bouquet.
Creation Syrah Grenache sinfully ends an evening with milk chocolate cremeux with Syrah cherries, pomegranate, black olive shortbread, and liquorice bubble. This well-endowed, full-bodied Rhone-style blend has intense flavours of ripe plum, black pepper, tapenade and umami. It pairs beautifully with the fruit in the dish, highlights the black olive in the shortbread and balances the sweetness and richness of the chocolate cremeux.