Los Tros Chenin Blanc, Marras
Los Tros Chenin Blanc, Marras: the grapes are handpicked and treated to both tank and barrel fermentation. This is followed by 6 months ageing on the lees, making a very drinkable pear and stone-fruited wine. The flavours are complemented by crisp freshness and a round mouthfeel with a refreshing finish.
The small and mighty label ‘Marras’ is led by talented young winemaker, Martin Lamprecht. He was a one-time student at Cederberg under David Nieuwoudt’s wing and has previously also worked in the Rhône. Martin brings fresh ideas to his current home in the Swartland, a melting pot for hot new talent and South Africa’s leading region for liberal winemaking and experimentation.
In his own modest words, “All I really do is take the grapes by their hands and guide them to where they want to be.” Using grapes from the vast plain and the elevated terroir of Piekenierskloof, he makes some bright new examples of Chenin, Grenache, and a Shiraz Cinsault blend.
Grower: Marras Wines
Matches: mezze, cold meats and salads
Serve at 8-12C