Lokaia, Call of the Void, Cabernet Franc, Franschhoek, South Africa, 2020
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.
The wine has a vibrant ruby red colour, owing largely to the low alcohol content of this Cabernet Franc. Vivid, explosive red fruit is immediately apparent on the nose, with signature red pepper and cola tonic characteristics following on. The bright acidity on the palate is met with crunchy tannins and a long fruit-driven, textured finish. Serve slightly chilled for optimal enjoyment.
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