Goats Do Roam Red
Dry, fruity, smooth
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.
Achieving a style consistent with what Goats Do Roam has become famous for the 2006 vintage is vibrant ruby red in colour. On the nose are ripe red fruits, with a fragrant lift and spice notes. The palate is rich with medium body, subtle oak influences and soft tannins. The finish is smooth and lingering.
Top selling South African wine in the USA!