Chenin Blanc - Los Tros - Marras - Swartland - South Africa
The small and mighty label `Marras` is led by talented young winemaker, Martin Lamprecht. As a one-time student at Cederberg under David Nieuwoudt`s wing, and having 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.
The grapes for Los Tros Chenin Blanc are handpicked and treated to both tank and barrel fermentation, followed by 6 months ageing on the lees, making a very drinkable pear and stone-fruited wine, complemented by crisp freshness and a round mouthfeel with a refreshing finish.