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Tormentoso is a range of premium, vineyard-focused wines produced by the team at MAN Vintners. There are multiple readings of the word Tormentoso: drama, torment, struggle. All of these seem apt when you consider where the grapes are grown. The vines grow in a dry area with little or no irrigation, but the rocky shale soils of the Agter-Paarl region allow the roots to penetrate deeply, to get to the moisture reserves. The vines have to endure a certain amount of struggle to ripen their grapes, and it’s this torment that produces the distinctive wines with concentrated flavors and aromas. The Old Vine Chenin Blanc grapes come from a 33-year-old vineyard and the excellent Bush Vine Pinotage vineyard that always produce a bright, clean modern expression of Tormentoso grapes.
“Cabo Tormentoso” (translated as “Stormy Cape” or “Cape of Storms”) is the original name for the Cape of Good Hope given to it by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomieu Dias who first rounded the Cape in 1488.
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