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Page Springs Estate Vineyards Landscape

Page Springs Estate Vineyards Landscape Wine Details

Description: A fifty-fifty blend of our Estate Syrah and Petite Sirah, this wine has all the lush, soft characters of the Syrah accompanied by the floral and tannic personality of the Petite. The Syrah comes from clone 383, a classic Hermitage selection. Our Petite cuttings come from the renowned Shell Creek Vineyard in Shandon, California (just outside Paso Robles) and harkens from my David Bruce days. So, here the old and new world meet in a stunning, age-worthy expression of Arizona and specifically, Page Springs.

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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