Jessica Saurwein Chi Riesling 2019


Cuts right through the palate – very brisk and precise. Very edgy and super-refreshing. Very bright fruit indeed and a dry impression. Still a little chewy but it should age well. Possibly the best South African Riesling I have tasted. 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson MW

Citrus, lemon sherbet, floral, fynbos, rose geranium, apple blossom on the nose with zesty, fruity, citrus on the palate. Jessica Saurwein

Grape origin:

Casey’s Ridge Vineyard, Elgin – The red slate soil is loamy and very rocky.

Vintage 2019

2019 was a great vintage with a cool late ripening for Riesling. Spontaneous fermentation lasted just over 9 weeks and has palate weight, texture and citrus aromas plus fruity flavours, and texture. Around 2600 bottles were produced.

The story

Chi means ‘life force’ and Chi also stands for CHIUTA (an African rain god). Situated in the fertile Elgin valley, the picturesque vineyard site inspired the creation of this crisp, handcrafted Riesling.

Ideal Cuisine

Salads, cheeses, Asian-style dishes with a bit of spicy sweetness.

RS: 7,6 g/l
TA: 7,0 g/l
Alc. 11.8%


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