Wine of Origin: Elandskloof
Chi Riesling 2018 – Nom Pinot Noir 2017 – seven barrels produced by Jessica Saurwein
Grape origin: Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp – The soil is granite with a significant portion of clay.
A dry vintage in the Cape, great grape quality with more aromatics than 2016
Nose: Orange rind, rose hip/ cherry/ plum/ touch of savour
Palate: red cherry fruit/ hibiscus/ nutmeg spice/ hints of moist mushrooms/ “garrigue”
velvety, firm tannins
Nom stands for nombulelo (gratitude in “Xhosa”) and Nomkhubulwane (a forgotten African goddess of agriculture). Situated at 700m altitude, the vineyard is a place where gratitude is instilled and tales appear.
If you like – Ideal Cuisine:
Baked goats cheese crotin and in general French cuisine/ white meat fish/ red meat stews/
North Indian mild curries/ poultry and especially duck