Goats do Roam Goat-Roti 2002

Rhone Red Blends from South Africa

$18.99
Item No. 73204
  • red wine
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

"This just oozes fruit - blackberries, plums and currants - but has firm tannins to keep it from getting too gushy. Lots of tar, smoke and dark chocolate here too, with the fruit pumping through the finish, Shiraz with 5 percent Viognier. Drink now through 2005."
-Wine Spectator

Rumblings of discord have been heard in the Fairview flock. Bearded and wise elders grumble of the demise of their position, as the frisky exuberance of the youthful members of the flock continue to capture hearts and headlines with their hugely successful Goats Do Roam range of wines. The council of Billy Goats convened to determine a strategy to create a wine befitting their status. An edict was issued from above. Go forth and find the finest fruit, or risk a roasting! And thus the challenge was raised to produce Goat Roti. Selecting grapes that include Shiraz, Viognier, Mourvedre, the elders have come - up with an intense wine with rich fruit, warm spice and a structure that begs cellaring for a number of years. The elders are pleased!

Learn About Goats do Roam Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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