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Syrah Wine Details

Description: Also a native to the Rhone Valley, this grape now flourishes all over the world. "Down Under," it's known as Shiraz. This grape makes a heavy, earthy, brilliantly colored red wine. Our syrah has overtures of plum, blackberry and white pepper, and goes well with hearty and spicy foods. Or you can just kick the kids and the dogs out of the house and have it straight from the bottle. We won't tell.

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.
Alternate name for the french Syrah clone grape grown in Australia and responsible for very big red wines that are not quite as intense in flavor as the french Rhone versions.


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