Creation Viognier: As Vivacious as it is Elegant

Although little known in South Africa, Viognier is a cultivar which is becoming increasingly popular and production has escalated over recent years. Creation was the first in the Hemel-en-Aarde to plant this grape, which is believed to be an ancient variety first brought to Central and Western Europe from Croatia in Roman times.


At Creation the Viognier grapes ripen and are harvested fairly early. Ripeness brings a distinctive aromatic character evident in the white peach and floral notes associated with the wine. Creation Viognier is unoaked to preserve the freshness and minerality.

Flavour Profile and Food Pairing

The Creation Viognier is a vivacious wine, abundantly fruity and forthcoming yet elegant and refined. During Carolyn Martin’s recent trip abroad she received many a compliment on the elegant style of the wine. Fragrant white peach aromas mingle with a subtle sprinkling of nutmeg which on the lively palate combines seamlessly with crisp minerality.

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The trick to pairing food with Viognier is to fully respect its delicate floral notes and medium acidity. Thus, as a general rule, focus on embellishing and expanding the wine’s core flavours while making sure that the pairing dishes are not too acidic or bold.

Herb and Viognier Pairing

  • Coriander with Viognier creates an explosion of flavour on the palate which lingers on and on.
  • Basil lends depth to the wine, resulting in a rounder, mellow taste sensation.

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