I’m starting off August’s Women’s month with Jessica Saurwein. Jessica’s forefathers made sour wine for the Emperor of Austria in the 17th century – so how wonderful that she’s returned to this heritage making her two favourite wines – Riesling and Pinot Noir.
Cracking open this bottle with its beautiful label, a bouquet of citrus (lime), green fruits (apple), stone fruits (white peach), floral (roses, blossoms) and fynbos greet you. Fruity, zesty citrus peel, maybe some pineapple, and a touch of residual sugar balances the vibrant acidity with a long finish.
I’m sure you know that Chi means life force. But did you also know it can also stand for Chiuta, an African rain god. These grapes were grown in Elgin, an area that had sufficient soil water in 2018…and actually helped supply the greater Cape with some of its water.