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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: This wine reflects its hillside origins, showing a very deep red intense color. It's bouquet is more subtle, with hints of white pepper and violets and a background of black currant jam. On the palate, the wine is bright with lots of liquorice, cranberry and blackberry. Soft, yet firm tannins will allow for mid-term aging but the wine is beautiful now!- Cécile Lemerle-Derbes, Winemaker

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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