"Bright ruby in the glass. Plums and red berry with cinnamon spice aromas. Medium bodied with silky, juicy tannin and subtle spice on the palate."-Winemaker's Notes
"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 for the wines is sourced from vineyards in the Paarl, Malmesbury and Stellenbosch areas, where Back owns farms or buys fruit from selected wine growers. No matter what their origins, grapes are selected based on the basis of inherent fruit quality and flavor characteristics required for each respective blend in the range.
The grapes are vinified in Fairview’s cellar in Paarl by Charles Back and resident winemaker Anthony de Jager, also responsible for the Fairview range. For all the light-hearted sense of fun evident in the labelling and branding of the Goats do Roam range, the wines themselves take a serious approach to quality. The style is modern, fruit-rich, with intelligent use of wood for either fermentation and/or maturation in small French and American oak barrels. The range is predominantly red, complemented by selected whites and a rosé and covering tastes from those that call for a wine with complexity and cellaring potential to those that require early drinking."-Wnery Notes
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Fairview Estate is a third generation family owned farm, located on the slopes of Paarl Mountain in the magnificent winelands of the Cape of Good Hope. With a winemaking heritage reaching back to 1693, Fairview is a respected and awarded producer and has been bottling wine under its own label since 1974. During this time the farm has developed a reputation as one of South Africa 's leading wine producers. Under the guidance of owner Charles Back, who joined his father at the farm in 1978, Fairview's range of innovative and award winning wines has not only carved out a strong position in the market but has also helped to strengthen the reputation of South African wines in international markets including the United States.