Goats do Roam Goat-Roti 2008
Rhone Red Blends from South Africa
When blending Shiraz and Viognier it is beneficial to co-ferment the grapes, as opposed to blending the finished wine which generally tends to have a flavor diluting effect. Co-fermented grapes have a positive impact, as the use of Viognier improves color, softens and elaborates the tannin and gives a slight fragrant lift to the wine. Anthony de Jager
Sweet oak aromas, with leather and spiciness. Ripe mulberries and herbal fragrances with good follow through... View More
Bright, full ruby-red. Blackberry, licorice and smoke on the nose. Juicy, suave and light on its feet, with lovely violet lift to the flavors of blackberry, wild herbs, licorice, pepper and charcoal. Shows more energy and a lighter touch than this producer's current Goatfather and Goats in Villages releases. The violet quality carries through to the lively, persistent finish.
Respected South African winery Fairview owner/vintner Charles Back has built what started as a single red blend named Goats do Roam into a full-fledged wine company offering a range of top-quality, blended wines widely available throughout the wine-drinking world. The Goats do Roam brand is, in fact, the single-biggest selling South African wine label in the United States. Fruit for the wines is sourced from vineyards in the Paarl, Malmesbury and Stellenbosch areas, where... View More