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Goats Do Roam `The Goatfather` 2016 (1x75cl)

Charles Back, the owner of Fairview, is also the man behind Goats do Roam, which was launched in 1999. Goats do Roam is rare in that it is an amusing and original proposition allied to wines of good quality and value for money. Normally, these 'concept' wines put more money into marketing than into quality but, characteristically, Charles has done the opposite. The fruit for Goats is sourced primarily from Paarl, Malmesbury and Paardeberg. The 'legend' goes that some errant members of Fairview's long established goat herd, supplier of milk for Fairview's internationally award-winning cheeses, escaped one afternoon from their paddock into the Fairview vineyards when Charles Back's young son Jason accidentally left the paddock gate open. The little group happily roamed among the vineyards, showing rare discernment by selecting some of the ripest berries from some of the choicest vines. Their selection serves as the inspiration for the blends of these wines.

This is a blend of four different grapes sourced from various producing areas and selected for their varietal characteristics which together make for a vibrant, supple wine with smooth tannins. It is comprised of Barbera from Paarl and Swartland, Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch, Sangiovese from Darling and Nebbiolo from Paarl.

After being de-stalked and lightly crushed, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation the various components were sent to 225l barrels for 16 months. The wine was matured in a selection of French and American oak, mainly 2nd to 4th fill. The components were kept separate for maturation and then blended to achieve the style that "Don Goatti" (aka the winemaker) is looking for. The wine was lightly filtered before bottling.

We feel the winemakers for the Goatfather sum this wine up perfectly: "We’re gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse. This Italian blend of Don Goatti’s personal selection comprises of Sangiovese, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo, culminating in a medium-bodied wine with an unmistakable Mediterranean flair." The wine has a bright red colour with aromas of red cherries and vanilla as well as hints of spice. The flavours are also based on rich red fruit. This wine goes well with creamy pasta dishes, tomato-based braised meats and, lasagne.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Country: South Africa
Region: Paarl
Grape Variety: Sangiovese | Cabernet Sauvignon | Barbera | Nebbiolo
Vegan: Yes
Delivery: Usually ships in 5-10 working days
Product Code: SAPL0037B16S