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2019 Marras 'The Trickster' Pinotage

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2019 Marras 'The Trickster' Pinotage
2019 Marras 'The Trickster' Pinotage
2019 Marras 'The Trickster' Pinotage
2019 Marras 'The Trickster' Pinotage
2019 Marras 'The Trickster' Pinotage
2019 Marras 'The Trickster' Pinotage
2019 Marras 'The Trickster' Pinotage
2019 Marras 'The Trickster' Pinotage

In mythology, folklore and religion, the trickster is a character in a story, which exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge, and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey the rules and conventional behaviour.

Normal rules and conventional behaviour were disobeyed when creating this wine.

Tasting Notes 

Pinotage, but not as you know it – Martin ‘Marras’ Lamprecht has thrown out the rule book in making this juicy unoaked red. Using 30% whole-bunch fruit, it shows lifted rosehip, cherry, cranberry and raspberry.

Winemakers Notes

Handpicked grapes, cooled overnight. 30% whole bunches. Cold fermented over seven days at 17°C, no extraction was done. Spent three months on the lees after being bottled unoaked. A light styled summer red.

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 Pinotage
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
12% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9 units
Type Red Wine
Features Vegan & Vegetarian approved
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Pizza, pasta and burgers
Origin Swartland
Appellation WO Swartland