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2008 Goats Do Roam Goat Roti – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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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.

Technical Data:

  • 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.

W.E.P. Rating: 90%