MAN wines

MAN wines are distinctive, modern-style wines with a touch of old world elegance. We call them “daily wines for wine geeks.” We’re focused on producing a range of varietal wines sourced from one fantastic region (the Agter-Paarl area) that offers “bang for your buck!”

 

Wines on offer:

  • Man Vintners MCC Brut
  • Man Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Man Vintners Chardonnay 
  • Man Vintners Chenin
  • Man Vintners Pinotage 
  • Man Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • Man Vintners Shiraz 
  • Man Vintners Merlot 

Man Vintners MCC Brut

This wine forms part of La Motte’s premium range, which is a tribute to South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957), famous for his mastership in portraying the unadorned beauty of the South African landscape and its architecture. Inspiration for the unique linocuts on the label designs was gained from a limited edition of 128 Pierneef linocut prints displayed in the La Motte Museum on La Motte Wine Estate in the Franschhoek Valley.

Man Vintners Sauvignon Blanc

Our Sauvignon Blanc is produced from higher, cooler vineyards in the Cape. Warrelwind (whirlwinds) are common in the vineyards throughout summer. The seasonal winds cool the grapes and turn the windmills dotting the landscape.

Man Vintners Chardonnay

Roadside “padstals” or “farmstalls” offering a range of farm produce goods and crafts are popular throughout South Africa. From simple shacks to elaborate venues, you’ll drive out of your way to find your favourite.

Man Vintners Chenin

Chenin Blanc thrives in the Mediterranean climate, deep soils and bush-vine vineyards of our region. We use only the free-run juice (no pressing of the grapes) to preserve its clean and natural character, refreshing acidity and delicious ripe fruit flavours.

Man Vintners Pinotage 

Bosstok refers to the untrellised bush-vine vineyards that make up more than half of the vineyards of our region. The bosstok Pinotage vineyards grow close to the ground, producing lower yields of concentrated, flavourful grapes.

Man Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is our most popular wine: this ou kalant (old rascal) remains a firm favourite, outfoxing the others by combining New World ripe fruit flavours with Old World elegance and charm.

Man Vintners Shiraz 

This wine forms part of La Motte’s premium range, which is a tribute to South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957), famous for his mastership in portraying the unadorned beauty of the South African landscape and its architecture. Inspiration for the unique linocuts on the label designs was gained from a limited edition of 128 Pierneef linocut prints displayed in the La Motte Museum on La Motte Wine Estate in the Franschhoek Valley.

Man Vintners Merlot 

The Jan Fiskaal (fiscal shrike) is a common sight in our vineyards. A small bird with a fierce reputation for driving out pests, its characteristic “chee-chee-chee” cry and black-and-white colouring make it easily recognisable.

Tormentoso wines

In the spirit of the early explorers, Tormentoso seeks to discover unique parcels of grapes to make exciting, distinctive wines. Winemaker Riaan Möller continuously searches out pockets of excellence from among our growers’ finest vineyards in the Agter-Paarl – although sometimes his adventurous nature takes him further afield, e.g. Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch.

Tormentoso is primarily focused on the wines of the Agter-Paarl. The vines grow in a dry area with little or no irrigation, but the rocky, fractured shale soils of the region allow the roots to penetrate deeply to get to the moisture reserves. A certain amount of struggle is endured to ripen the grapes, and it’s this torment that produces our distinctive wines with concentrated flavours and aromas.

Wines on offer:

  • Tormentoso Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  • Tormentoso Mouvedre 2015
  • Tormentoso Syrah/Mouvedre 2015