Saurwein, Chi Riesling 750ml 2020

South Africa, Elgin
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'Chi means 'life force' and Chi 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.' – Jessica Saurwein, Winemaker

Tasting notes:
'Spontaneous fermentation took place in tank and lasted about six weeks until optimal balance between sugar and acidity was achieved (RS is 7,8g/l and TA is 7,0g/l). The 2020 currently comes across as rather primary with pretty aromatics of orchard blossom, peach and green apple plus a little reduction while the palate has plenty of juicy fruit and seems a little plumper than its predecessors. It’s easy enough to like now but six to 12 months in bottle should see it come into its own.' – Christian Eedes,, 91/100

'Fragrant orange blossom, green melon, lime, yellow stone fruits, pina colada, honey suckle and flint' – Jessica Saurwein, Winemaker

Alc: 12.3% | RS: 7.8 g/L | TA: 7.0 g/L

About Saurwein:
Winemaker Jessica Saurwein followed in her family’s winemaking footsteps by creating her own wine brand, Saurwein. Her family’s winemaking history dates back to the 17th century, where her ancestors made ‘sour’ wine for the Emperor of Austria. Jessica focuses on Pinot Noir and Riesling, producing 3 different wines under her label. One wine produced from the Elandskloof Valley, one from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge region, and one from the Elgin Valley.
More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style White
Country South Africa
Rating CE 91
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R200.00
Producer Saurwein
Region Elgin
Variety Riesling
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