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Chi Riesling

– around 2000 bottles produced by Jessica Saurwein

Grape origin:
Casey’s Ridge Vineyard, Elgin – the red slate soil is loamy and very rocky


Vintage 2018:
2018 was a dry vintage in the Cape, but Elgin had sufficient soil water and even supplied the greater Cape region with some of its water. Spontaneous fermentation lasted 2 months and has added good palate weight. + fruity flavours +texture


Descriptors of the nose:
Citrus, floral, fynbos, rose geranium, apple blossom, white stone fruit


Descriptors of the flavour & palate:
zesty, fruity, citrus peel, lemon sherbet


The story:
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.


If you like – Ideal Cuisine:
Salads | cheeses | Asian-style dishes with a bit of spice and/or a bit of sweetness

Technicalities:

Residual Sugar: 7,4 g/l
Total acidity: 7,6 g/l
Alcohol: 12,0%

May the Chi be with you.

Scores

90/100 points by Wine Enthusiast
93/100 points by Greg Sherwood MW
92/100 points by Christian Eedes

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