Chi Riesling 2019

– around 2600 bottles produced by 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
+ fruity flavours, +texture

Descriptors of the nose:
Citrus, lemon sherbet, floral, fynbos, rose geranium, apple blossom

Descriptors of the flavour & palate:
zesty, fruity, citrus

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/sweetness


Residual Sugar: 7,6 g/l
Total acidity: 7,0 g/l
Alcohol: 11,8%

May the Chi be with you.


16,5/20 points by Jancis Robinson, New Wave South Africa – 2019 version

– to Saurwein press
– to Chi Riesling 2018