This Goats du Roam red is fairly leaping with fun, starting with the name. Any lover of French wine would know that this is a play on the region Côtes du Rhône and a tip of the hat to the varieties that make up this playful red blend. Cinsault from bush vine vineyards, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Syrah make up the dominant varieties with Tempranillo adding its Spanish inflection. The grapes were harvested from around South Africa from the Western Cape regions of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Swartland.
Consequently, this red has a definite South African accent amongst its red cherry, black fruit appeal. Along with some fruit and nut chocolate spice and nutmeg. On the palate it is soft and easy drinking with a fuller body. The fruit is sweetly ripe and there is plenty of it in this dry red.
A wine like this goes down a treat with a mid-week burger or bangers and mash with lashings of caramelised onion.
Quickie review «Easy to love and easy to drink this fruity red that tips its hat to the everyday drinking style from the Côtes du Rhône.»
Country of Origin: Western Cape, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 2020
Price: US$9++ | UK £9.5 | AU$17
Drink: now – 3 years
Needs food: no
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This wine review was first published on Possible Pours Blog at Southwest Wine Guide in March, 2020.