2019 Marras Piekenierskloof Grenache

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2019 Marras Piekenierskloof Grenache

Tasting Notes 

This fresh lightly bodied red produced by 'Marras' as he is affectionately known is a delicate and lightly perfumed wine with a ripe cherry and wild strawberry taste....

Winemakers Notes

Handpicked. Placed in small crates and cooled overnight. Destemmed and crushed the next morning. Cold soaked for 3 days, where most of the extraction was done. Partially natural fermented and matured in older oak barrels for 10 months.


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.

Alan's Personal Notes

Such purity and clarity of colour with attractive aromas of cherry and strawberry lead into a medium-bodied red style with light juicy fruit flavours and a touch of smokiness from 10 months ageing in oak. Immediately attractive with good complexity, perfect balance and great length


Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Grenache
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type Red Wine
Features Vegan & Vegetarian approved
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Beef, lamb or game stews and casseroles
Origin Swartland
Appellation WO Swartland