Gôiya comes home!

Tuesday, 18 May, 2004
Marlene Truter
WestCorp's rip-roaring success is available on home ground
Wine giant WestCorp’s international rip-roaring success, Gôiya, has become available on its home ground. The Gôiya range – a Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz/Pinotage – enjoys popularity in 15 countries and counts among South Africa’s ten largest wine trademarks abroad. Gôiya derives its name from the San word for wine.

The flagship of the range is an unwooded 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, which is also the top seller among the three wines. Winemaker Pieter Verwey describes the fruity, semi-dry wine as refreshing, with the citrus and green fig aromas characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc, while the thumbprint buttery lime flavours of Chardonnay is also evident. The wine should, preferably, be enjoyed with fish or pasta and salads while it is still young (within six months of purchase).

Gôiya’s full-bodied, fruity Shiraz/Pinotage – a blend of 75% Shiraz and 25% Pinotage – exudes ripe berry flavours, with a hint of spices on taste. Winemaker Len Knoetze advises wine lovers to enjoy the wine with meat dishes, pasta, pizza or cheese, within 12 months of purchase.

The ruby red Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon is fruity, with ample red berry and plum aromas and a hint of chocolate. The wine – 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon – is the perfect partner to red meat and game dishes.

Wine lovers can acquire Gôiya at the budget-friendly price of R18-00 for the Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc, R22-00 for the Shiraz/Pinotage and R30-00 for the Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, from liquor stores countrywide.

Issued by: Marlene Truter
Tel: +27 (0) 21 871-1376
Email: marlene@marlenetruter.co.za