By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://goatsdoroam.com
South Africa has been producing wine since the 1600′s but for the most part is still far off the radar for many North American wine drinkers. This little Roti-style wine from Goats Do Roam is a syrah-viognier blend that’s price to move and bring a slice of Rhone but with a South African twist.
- Alcohol 14%
- Residual sugar 3.4 g/l
- Total acid 5.8 g/l
- ph: 3.58
- Price: $16
Nose: Sawdust, rhubarb, blueberry, spiced marionberry jam, bacon and leather.
Taste: Good fruit and acidity – the tannins are a bit on the weak side but still present. I like the mix of berries and spice going on with hints of black peppercorn, skidmarks leather glove and star anis. Linger finish that hangs out a nice while and keeps coming back with waves of fruit-laced acidity. A very food-friendly wine that’s nice for the money.