Goats do Roam White 2015




A light, bright wine with tropical fruit and floral notes on the nose. Light peach with pear drops on the rich palate which is well-balanced with fruit driven freshness and zesty acidity.

The fruit for this wine was mainly sourced from eight year old vineyards on the slopes of Paarl Mountain where Charles Back has been growing Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc for several years. Soils here are decomposed granite.  A small small portion of Grenache Blanc and Viognier was sourced from the vineyards in Darling and the Swartland respectively. All grapes are 100% Fairtrade.

The harvest season was particularly late in early February and about two weeks shorter than usual. Prolonged winter conditions continued in some areas up until September, followed by a cool spring, which delayed bud burst by 7 to 14 days. The vineyards had good growth in dry weather conditions during the flowering and berry set period.  Ideal weather conditions during the harvest season – moderate day temperatures, cool night temperatures and no prolonged rain of heat waves – had a positive impact on wine grape quality and establishing good colour and flavour.

All vineyard parcels were kept separate and were individually fermented until final blending. The various varieties were destalked and crushed. Cold fermentation then took place in stainless steel tanks after which the individual components were left on their lees for five months prior to blending and bottling. The wine was lightly fined with casein and then bottled under screw cap to maximise freshness and eliminate cork taint.


13.5% abv


67% Viognier
19% Roussanne
14% Grenache Blanc
58% Viognier
33% Roussanne
9% Grenache Blanc
Goats do Roam White 2015
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