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C.G. Di Arie Petite Sirah

C.G. Di Arie Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: This wine was made in our “Submerged Cap Fermentation Tank”. It was aged in French oak barrels for a full year. This well balanced wine starts with the fruit forward of dark berries and ripe plum, which grows in intensity in the mid-palate adding layers of chocolate, coffee and vanilla with a long finish of licorice and mocha.

Varietal Definition
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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