Goats do Roam - Red
Retail Price ¥250
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Awards & Ratings
Allen Meadow's Burghound Rating 85/100
Fair Trade Certified - Better Deals for Third World Producers
Stephen Tanzer (ST) Award 88/100
Wine Spectator Award 87
Beef with Broccoli, Shanghai Braised Meat Ball in Casserole
Enchiladas, Duck Confit, Gorgonzola Cheese
A long history of growing grapes and making wine, and nowadays, with more competition, quality is the focus of many winemakers. Notable Facts: White wine has always been the cash crop of South Africa, with much of it distilled to make brandy. More white than red is planted, the majority of it is Steen – known elsewhere in the world as Chenin Blanc. Good producers are making top quality dry wines from this grape. Another grape the critics rave aboutSauvignon Blanc, producing whites that are dry and crisp, yet rounder than many of its Southern Hemisphere counterparts. For reds, the top grapes are Syrah/Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon (& blends) and Pinotage. Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends were once the favorite and most-produced, but Shiraz is taking over as wineries crank out high quality wines from the variety. Pinotage, a man-made crossing between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, has improved dramatically and is often as delicious as it is distinctive. In describing red wines in South Africa, smoky and meaty are two terms that are common. Regionally, the most popular wine-making areas include Stellenbosch and Paarl.
The Western Cape is home to the vast majority of the South African wine industry, and the country's two most famous wine regions, Stellenbosch and Paarl. The city of Cape Town serves as the epicenter of the Cape Winelands, a mountainous, biologically diverse area in the south-western corner of the African continent. A wide variety of wines are produced here, from rich, robust reds made from Shiraz and Pinotage to fresh, flinty whites made from Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc.