Goats Do Roam Wt 2010
There’s no stopping Fairview owner/vintner Charles Back when his interest in a creative, entrepreneurial project is piqued. It all started with a suggestion by a wine buyer ... the man humorously suggested the vinification of a Rhône-style blend called "Goats do Roam". Back, already known for his panache with Shiraz and always looking for new styles of wine to woo adventurous and discerning consumers, took the ball and ran with it. Thus was born, in 1999, what was for the South African wine scene an innovative blend using Rhône varieties such as Shiraz, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvèdre with a dash of local Pinotage, which Back had sourced from various vineyards (his own and others) around Paarl and Malmesbury. But, despite the humour of the packaging, the content of the bottle impressed with its quality, combining rich complexity with great drinkability. Since then, Goats do Roam has expanded into a fully fledged wine company with a range of nine whimsically named wines. This 2010 Rhone-style white blend has intense aromas of soft pear and litchi accompanied by floral notes and coconut hints. It has a rounded palate which shows rich apricot and marzipan with a slight oily texture on the finish, balanced well by fruit-driven freshness.
External Reviews for Goats Do Roam Wt
Fresh and light, with easygoing peach and melon notes. Chenin Blanc, Clairette, Riesling, Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Drink now.
Soft and open, showing pretty flavors of peach, anise and honeysuckle, with a rounded finish. Very friendly. Drink now.
Clean, with up-front lime and white peach notes followed by a pleasant herbal hint on the refreshing finish. Chenin Blanc, Crouchen Blanc, Sémillon, Viognier and Clairette. Drink now.
The sweet, ripe peach and gingersnap flavors end with a light touch; for grilled fish.
Fresh and lively, with peach, anise and floral flavors, and a round, juicy texture. Drink now.
Light and crisp, with a mix of peach, lime and floral notes, and a clean finish. Crouchen Blanc, Clairette Blanc, Grenache Blanc and Muscat de Frontignan. Drink now.
This full-bodied, unwooded wine shows considerable character, combining the flavors and feel of a sun-drenched Meditteranean climate with the distinctive, fruit-focused wine style of Fairview.
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