Petite Sirah Grape

Different wine-making techniques and different wine makers can create wines of widely varying styles from this grape. Therefore the profile provided is generic and represents the characteristics of the grape and not necessarily every wine made from it. Similarly, the food pairings provided are general and assume the typical style of wine traditionally made from this grape.
Food PairingsMeats & Seafood: Poached, grilled, fried, baked or roasted beef, pork or fowl.
Sauce: Au jus, savory, mustard, peppercorn
Cheese: Medium and hard cow cheese, medium and hard sheep cheese

Grape ProfileGrown mainly in California, this red-wine grape was initially thought to be related to the renowned Syrah of France's Rhone region. Called Durif in France (for Francois Durif's crossing of the Peloursin and Syrah varieties) when it entered the US in 1884 it was called Petite Sirah  Petite Sirah produces a robust, deep-colored wine with spice, plum and peppery flavors that packs plenty of tannins and has good aging ability.