2022 Lokaia, Call of the Void

Western Cape,South Africa,

£42.98

Bottle size: 75cl,
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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION In an effort to capture the purity and bright red fruit of Cabernet
Franc, these grapes were harvested at a potential alcohol of just 10%.
Each grape was meticulously sorted before being fermented and
matured on the skins in a small amphora for four months. A true and
pure expression of Cabernet Franc, spontaneously fermented with
wild yeasts and void of any influence from oak. A natural, unfined,
unfiltered wine that may produce small amounts of tartrates in the
bottle over time. VINEYARD INFORMATION Identifying the site for growing a grape variety is arguably the most important factor when it comes to producing premium wines. Having worked with grapes from every corner of the valley, the founders chose the ideal pockets for the three varieties that have become the backbone of Lokaia; Sandstone and clay pave the mountains leading up to Dutoitskop Peak, where our Cabernet Franc, ‘Call of the Void’ is grown. From a vineyard planted nearly three decades ago, the intensely-coloured small berries are the starting point for one of the world’s only unwooded examples of Cabernet Franc.

Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Vintage

2022

Brand

Lokaia

Cultivar

Cabernet Franc

Appellation

Western Cape

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

10.00

Duty Status

In Bond

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

JancisRobinson.com

Reviews

JancisRobinson.com 85

[01/01/2023]

Greg Sherwood 94

Always electrically intense and bright, this is another benchmark expression of exceptional Cabernet Franc, with its pristine aromatics of purple flowers, violets, rock candy and sweet lily. In the modern wine world, this is undoubtedly a taut, tight, nervy expression of Cabernet Franc with the palate breadth and depth impressively expansive and profound, showing complex smoky cranberry and red cherry nuances. An incredibly mineral, ethereal expression that is pure and simply class, structurally strutting its shoulders and plumping out its chest while acknowledging the finer, fresher aspects of the cultivar. This is undoubtedly the finest expression of Lokaia Cabernet Franc to date and from the first taste you know you are in for a profound taste adventure. What a fabulous new release! Drink now and over the next 8 to 10 years. (Wine Safari Score: 94/100 Greg Sherwood MW) [01/01/2023]

Producer Profile

INTRODUCTION

There is a phrase in French: ‘l’appel du vide’, which roughly translates to ‘call of the void’. It describes the brief moment when we consider succumbing to the lure of the siren song, or taking a leap from a great height. This Cabernet Franc is a consequence of that moment. An outright departure from regularity. The result is a bright, naturally low alcohol wine, with plenty of body and depth coming from the fact that the wine was fermented and matured on the skins for 4 months in a small amphora. A natural, unfined, unfiltered wine that may produce small amounts of tartrates and sediment in the bottle over time.

 

CELLAR INFORMATION

This old Cabernet Franc vineyard was planted on the rocky Eastfacing slopes of Franschhoek’s Dutoitskop Peak.

 

VINEYARD INFORMATION

In an effort to capture the purity and bright red fruit of Cabernet Franc, these grapes were harvested at a potential alcohol of just 11.5%. Each grape was meticulously sorted before being fermented and matured on the skins in a small amphora for four months. A true and pure expression of Cabernet Franc, spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts and void of any influence from oak. A natural, unfined, unfiltered wine that may produce small amounts of tartrates in the bottle over time.