2021 Saurwein, Chi

South Africa,

£30.49

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • TA-93

In stock

“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.
2021 was a good vintage with a long cool late ripening. Keywords for this vintage: mid palate fullness, terpene aromas.”

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION Grapes were hand-picked, cooled, then hand-sorted, destemmed and pressed. Spontaneous fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, which lasted about 6 weeks until optimal residual sugar balance achieved at about 11,5 g/ l. The wine was prepared for bottling and bottled after 3 months in tank and released after another 3 months in bottle. VINEYARD INFORMATION 60% of the blend’s fruit comes from Casey’s Ridge Vineyard, Elgin on loamy and very rocky red slate soils. (Riesling clones WR110F and vineyard was planted 2011.)

The other 40% of the blend De Rust Vineyard, Elgin on decomposed Bokkeveld Shale. (Riesling clones 110 & 239 and vineyard was planted 2006.)

Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

South Africa

Vintage

2021

Brand

Saurwein

Cultivar

Riesling

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

11.50

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Tim Atkin

Reviews

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