Marras Wines

2019 Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc

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2019 Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc
2019 Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc
2019 Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc
2019 Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc
2019 Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc
2019 Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc
2019 Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc
2019 Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc

Tasting Notes 

Nose

This wine is bursting with aromatic notes of lemon, apricot and pear.

Palate

On the palate, stone fruit and pear skin flavour characteristics are complemented by a crisp acidity and a round mouthfeel with a refreshing finish.

Winemakers Notes

Marras is the small but mighty label by talented young winemaker Martin Lamprecht, who brings fresh ideas to his current home in the Swartland. This area is a melting pot for hot new talent and South Africa's leading region for liberal winemaking and experimentation. This Chenin Blanc was handpicked and spent 6 months ageing on its fine lees in old 300-litre barrels.

Vineyards

If you can talk to a grape, it will tell you that the Piekenierskloof region is the ideal spot for a tough top class wine-producing grape, as it’s exposed to extreme conditions. Piekenierskloof is the mountain pass between Piketberg and Citrusdal, over the Olifants River Mountains. With warm inland temperatures rising from the Swartland during the day and cool Atlantic sea breezes rolling in overnight, these grapes grow in a dryer soil with just enough water to produce grapes that add depth and complexity to every single sip. 

The Region

The Swartland begins some 50 kilometers north of Cape Town and consists of the regions between the towns of Malmesbury in the south, Darling in the west, Piketberg in the north and the Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel in the east. It is so called because of the endemic Renosterbos that appears dark mainly when it rains in winter. The Swartland area is mainly known for wheat, but the crown prince in this area is the small concentrated berries of the vines that produce well-balanced and exceptionally ripe and deep-flavoured wines.

Specifications

Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Chenin Blanc
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type White Wine
Features Vegan & Vegetarian approved
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Mezze, cold meats and salads
Origin Swartland
Appellation WO Swartland