“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 Roussanne 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 elegant flavours of citrus, Frangipani blossoms, brioche and hints of camomile and apricots. The wine has a brilliant linear acidity and dominant dense mineral core with layered sweetness and balanced flinty acidity due to the natural carbonic fermentation and aging in the terracotta amphora. The has a roundness on the palate and a beautifully integrated texture with flavours of pineapple, ginger and lemony zest supported by a concentrated textured finish of delicate tannins that coats your mouth and makes you want to spend more time in the presence of this big wine.
Terroir Awards – Top Roussanne from Stellenbosch District
Tim Atkin – 91 points