2018 Chi Riesling, Jessica Saurwein, Villiersdorp

The first South African Riesling in our range, from a vineyard in Elgin this is stunning. Slightly off-dry, with the acidity to balance, it’s simply a delight. A wonderful alternative to Kabinett from Germany, with a beautiful label. Just 60 bottles available

Critic score
92/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2023
  • Colour
    White
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12%
2018 Chi Riesling, Jessica Saurwein, Villiersdorp

TASTING NOTES

If anyone can make good Riesling in South Africa, then it ought to be a German with a love for her country's best white grape. This comes from the Casey's Ridge Vineyard in Elgin and is a wild-fermented, off-dry style with steely intensity, notes of white flowers and blackcurrant leaf and 7.4 grams of residual sugar.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
92/100