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 Fairviews long established goat herd, supplier of milk for Fairviews internationally award winning cheeses, escaped one afternoon from their paddock into the Fairview vineyards when Charles Backs 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.
The fruit for this wine was mainly sourced from eight year old vineyards on the slopes of Paarl Mountain where Charles Back has been growing Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc for several years. Soils here are decomposed granite. A small small portion of Grenache Blanc and Viognier was sourced from the vineyards in Darling and the Swartland respectively. All grapes are 100% Fairtrade.
A light, bright wine with tropical fruit and floral notes on the nose. Light peach with pear drops on the rich palate which is well-balanced with fruit driven freshness and zesty acidity.