Syrah 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, lamb, pork, game and game birds.
Sauce: Au jus, savory, tomato, mustard, peppercorn
Cheese: Hard goat cheese
Other: Chocolate

Grape ProfileA very dark and flavorful grape that is easy to work with РHealthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot, suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. As a single varietal, Syrah is the basis for the great reds of the Northern Rh̫ne. As an ingredient in blends, it contributes much of the character and aging potential for wines of the Southern Rhone. Called Shiraz in Australian, Syrah has a distinguished history down under, being the most widely planted grape in that country. Blackberry, pepper, plum, black currant, grassy, black peppers, licorice, clove, thyme, bay leaf, herbal, sandalwood, musky and earthy. Oak provides vanilla, coconut, smoke, toast and tar. Aging can add cedar, cigar box and leather. Made full bodied, dry.