The legend goes that some errant members of Fairview’s long-established goatherd once escaped from their paddock into the Fairview vineyards after Charles Back’s young son Jason accidentally left the gate open. The little group happily roamed among the vineyards, showing rare discernment by selecting some of the ripest berries from the vines. Those berries have been used to make this white blend, a light bright green, medium bodied wine with aromas of apricots and pear and a zesty acidity.
The Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc grapes were picked between 22 and 23.5°Brix. This was the second vintage for the Marsanne. Next, the fruit was destalked and crushed and then gently pressed. Only free run juice was used and the vineyard parcels were kept separate. The juice was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks and the individual components were left on their lees prior to blending and bottling.
Goats do Roam
Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier
|Wine of Origin||
Vibrant light green colour in the glass.
Layered aromas of Granny Smith apple, peach and floral notes
Palate is crisp with minerality, stone fruits, citrus flavours and fresh lingering acidity.
39% Roussanne | 39% Viognier | 13% Grenache Blanc | 10% Marsanne
|Food Pairing Ideas||
A lovely pairing with cream-based seafood and pasta dishes
23 January 2019