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Heritage Petite Sirah

Heritage Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $39.95 per bottle

Description: This big, rich, full-bodied 2000 Concannon Heritage Petite Sirah is a reflection of Concannon’s continued commitment to quality for over a century. Its deep purple color only hints at what this Petite Sirah has to offer. On the nose, jammy, black cherry fruit intermingle with a touch of white pepper and a slight trace of eucalyptus mint. On the palate, this Petite Sirah has nothing petite about it…While it is big, bold, and brawny, the tannins are as sleek and supple as velvet, suggesting that they will hold the power of this wine for decades. A touch of smoke finishes this wine in totally elegant style.

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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