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 Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc for this blend were all sourced from vineyards grown on the sunny slopes of Paarl Mountain on the Fairview farm, with a Grenache Blanc component from Darling also added to the blend. These varieties are all well suited for our warm Mediterranean climate.
Goats do Roam
Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier
|Wine of Origin||
Vibrant light green colour in the glass.
Layered aromas of white peach, lime and honeysuckle notes.
Fresh, crisp palate with rich flavours of stone fruit, pears and hints of minerality, followed by a lengthy fresh acidity.
45% Roussanne | 33% Viognier | 15% Marsanne | 7% Grenache Blanc
|Food Pairing Ideas||
A lovely pairing with cream-based seafood and pasta dishes
First two weeks of February 2021.