Two months of skin contact in amphora, protected by a layer of olive oil. Bright, clean and textured Chardonnay from the Franschhoek Valley Floor.
500 bottles produced.
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The Sandman was the primary inspiration behind the Lokaia brand. The spirit of sleep and dreams from Hans Christian Andersen’s fable was named ‘Ole Lukøje’ (pronounced Ole Lokaia) – simply known as ‘The Sandman’ in English. Moving away from the traditional growing and oenology methods, this Chardonnay is grown in sand, fermented in clay and protected by a topical layer of olive oil. The wine spent 2 months in an amphora, constantly in contact with the skins and stems, creating a texture that is virtually unexplored in Chardonnay. A natural, unfined wine that may produce small amounts of tartrates and sediment in the bottle over time.
Label artwork by Jenny Glazier