“Our Kleipot wines were born out of the deep passion to explore and embrace the unknown, to interpret and understand our unique and diverse soils. The aim is to express and unlock the true essence of our Chardonnay in these soils in a natural wine. Made and aged with minimal intervention in terracotta amphora’s these wines are a true expression of perfectly balanced soils and meticulously selected grapes to produce an authentic Lourensford wine of honest purity that is true to nature.”
The wine has an intense inky, dark purple colour. The nose is elegantly perfumed with black pepper, blueberries, star anise and liquorice surrounded with aromas of acacia flowers and graphite. The wine has a brilliant smooth acidity and dominant dense mineral core with layered sweetness due to the carbonic fermentation (fermentation in the whole berries) and aging in the terracotta amphora. The roundness on the palate and a beautifully integrated texture with earthy and savoury notes balanced with hints of cherries, cocoa and cooked beetroot and supported by a concentrated bold textured tannin finish coats your mouth and make you want to spend more time in the presence of this big wine.
Terroir Awards – Top Durif from Stellenbosch District
Tim Atkin – 93 points