Sommelier’s Choice: Marko Jovancic from Ritrovo and Priva Lounge

In this popular series we feature selected sommeliers from top restaurants around the world. This week we welcome Marko Jovancic from the well-known Ritrovo and Priva Lounge in Pretoria.

Marko says:

The first time I was introduced to the Art of Creation Chardonnay was at a blind tasting in Durban. I thought at first that it was a very prestigious French or American wine but to my pleasant surprise I found out it was local. When I started working at Saxon Hotel, it was one of the first wines I listed and now it features on our Ritrovo and Priva Lounge wine lists. Many of our patrons prefer special, exclusive wines and that the Art of Creation Chardonnay certainly is!

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Creation Awards

We’re pleased to report that the 2014 Creation Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot blend scored 90 points at the recent RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards. Convened by, South Africa’s top performing Bordeaux-style red blends were announced at the official awards ceremony on 22 June. The Creation blend was one of only 13 out of 59 entries to score 90 points or higher. To read the full report on the RisCura Redhot Wine Awards click here.