Saurwein Chi

Elgin and apples are synonymous, and this bright, appely, absolutely drenched in lime riesling feels as a part of that landscape as the famed orchards. Winemaker Jessica Saurwein sources the grapes from here, with the name Chi being a reference to an African rain god, inspired by Elgin’s cool, wet conditions. The wine is sketched in such clarity, the cool fruit so vivid; it washes over the senses, waking everything up. Though young, showing only primary fruit for now, white peaches, orange blossom, melon, and that abundance of lime; there’s a woolly weightiness to the palate, a hint of glycerol slick, and just a touch of richer stone fruits promising evolution in the years to come with a light-footed, determined acidity to take it there. R200 (93).