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Quixote Petite Syrah

Quixote Petite Syrah Wine Details
Price: $60.00 per bottle

Description: One of the most awesome, rich wines we have created here. The color is an intense, opaque purple. It exhibits an extremely fragrant bouquet beginning with dark fruit, blackberry, blueberry, and rich dark chocolate, finishing with the sweet scent of soft leather. Layers of flavor fill the mouth and explode on the back of the palate. The wine’s focus is a core of powerful yet elegant tannins, boasting a finish that lasts over 45 seconds. This is a wine that will drink well for 10-15 years.

Varietal Definition
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.
Petite Sirah:
Petite Sirah is the same as the French variety known as Durif, a cross of Peloursin, with the true Syrah. A French nurseryman, Dr. François Durif, propagated the grape trying for resistance to powdery mildew and named it after himself, in the 1870s. Petite Sirah has long been an important blending grape, prized primarily for its deep color and fairly intense tannin. It is the variety most often chosen to blend into Zinfandel for added color, complexity, body, and to tone down the tendency of Zins toward "jammy" fruit.


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