Wine of the Week: Goats Do Roam, Western Cape, Rose 2012

Goats Do Roam, Western Cape, Rosé 2012

Source: Dallas Morning News
September 25, 2013
By Rebecca Murphy

NF_GoatsDoRoamRoseGoats Do Roam is a play on the name of the French wine appellation Côtes du Rhône. Charles Back, third-generation owner of the Fairview wine estate in South Africa, may have a sense of humor, but he is quite serious about the quality of his wine.

The 2012 rosé is a blend of syrah, grenache, mourvèdre and gamay noir. It is an intense rosé with concentrated strawberry and cherry fruit, with a spicy hint of black pepper animated with tangy acidity. Enjoy it with a taco salad or spicy salumi.

According to historical records, wine was first made on what is now Fairview in 1699. In 1937, the Back family purchased the estate, which is located in Paarl in the stunningly beautiful Cape Winelands of South Africa. Here, goats are not just found on the label. They were brought to the farm in 1980 to produce South Africa’s first goat cheese.

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