Marras Los Tros Chenin Blanc, 2017
Taste Profile Where it's from
Chenin Blanc is one of the classic white grapes of the Loire Valley in France but has found another favourite home in South Africa. With a fuller body than Sauvignon Blanc, this Chenin expertly matches weight, acidity and ripe stoned-fruit flavours. This Swartland wine has been partially naturally fermented and aged for 10 months in older oak, adding an extra level of complexity to the palate. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
South Africa is one of the oldest wine-producing areas but is currently one of the most dynamic and exciting sources for high quality, good-value wines.
Some of the most famous wines of the Western Cape are from Stellenbosch and Paarl, although areas such as Darling, Franschhoek and Hemel-en-Aarde are also renowned for top quality bottles.
However, it is the wines from Swartland (north-west of Paarl) which are currently generating the most excitement. Here, a new-wave of young producers are pushing the boundaries, with red and white wines highlighting the exceptional terroir of the Cape winelands.
Marras, headed up by young winemaker Martin Lamprecht, are part of this movement. Martin graduated in 2010, before being mentored by the highly-regarded winemaker at Cederberg – David Niewoudt. Martin’s Chenin Blanc has spent 10 months in old oak barrels which have added to the complexity of flavour without dominating the bright, ripe fruit notes.
Goes well with
The palate of this Chenin Blanc combines ripe stoned fruit flavours, apple-like acidity and full-body, making it delicious on its own or with all types of fish dishes.
It also has the richness and body to compliment roast poultry and both hard, and soft, cheeses.
Marras Chenin Blanc
|Grapes||Chenin Blanc 100%|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|