Saurwein Chi Riesling 2019
By Christian Eedes, 8 October 2019
While the 2018 vintage of the Chi Riesling from Jessica Saurwein took a little time to come around, the 2019 seems more ready with its favours. Grapes from Casey’s Ridge vineyards in Elgin, the nose is expressive with a floral top note before pear, white peach and green apple. The palate, meanwhile, shows good fruit concentration matched by zippy acidity – sweet upfront but comes nicely to a point (alcohol: 12%, residual sugar: 7.6g/l and total acidity: 7.4 g/l). Price: R200 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 91/100.
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