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Goats do Roam Red (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2020

  • Country

    South Africa

  • Region

    Western Cape

  • Sub-Region

    Fairview

  • Grape

    Red Blend

  • Food Pairing

    BBQPasta DishesRed Meat

  • Farming Method

    Conventional Learn More

  • Vegan Friendly

    Yes

The Fairview estate, located at the foot of the Paarl mountain, is rich in history. Only recently, while preparing the land to plant new vineyards, prehistoric tools were unearthed in the location and records show that Fairview was a working farm as far back as 1693. It is considered to be one of South Africa’s first wine estates (official tax records of the time note a farm inventory and list a few barrels of wine) and continues to make fine wine today. Fairview is a third generation family owned farm, raising goats (over 1000 Saanen goats roam the land) and cultivating vines. In light of these strong ties to the land, the Back family is committed to the preservation of the local environment. Fairview has various measures in place to ensure that their farming and wine production practices meet and exceed the standards set by local and international authorities for sustainability and they have been recognized for their outstanding efforts.

Tasting Notes

Red currant, plum and peppercorns on the nose while the youthful palate is rich with generous berry fruit and spice, balanced with integrated oak nuances. The palate is smooth with firm tannin a long fresh finish.

Method

Made from a blend of 59% Shiraz, 16% Grenache, 14% Mourvèdre, 7% Petite Sirah, 2% Tempranillo, 2% Cinsault, the grapes were destalked and lightly crushed into stainless steel tanks. Each grape variety and respective vineyard was fermented separately. The must was inoculated with Rhône yeasts and pump-overs were done up to 4 times a day during fermentation. After alcoholic fermentation, the wines were racked to tanks and barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then matured in both tanks and barrels prior to blending, stabilization and bottling.

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