The Syrah Grape

The Syrah Grape

Offspring of two non-descript parents from the South East of France (Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche), Syrah is a relatively disease-resistant plant, and so productive that the grape variety’s yield has to be restrained to maintain quality.

Synonymous with Shiraz, which the Australians have adopted as their own, Syrah’s true home is the Northern Rhône. Wherever it’s grown, Syrah has a powerfully flavour and is full- bodied. Flavour notes vary depending on the climate and soils, typically black pepper in France and other moderate climates, with high levels of tannins. In hot climates, such as Barossa in Australia, the fruits are jammier, with chocolate notes and softer tannins.

The Northern Rhône is where the Syrah grape is king and France has more Syrah vines than any other country, despite it being the 6th most planted grape variety.

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  1. Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Syrah
    Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Syrah, 2014
    Maipo Valley
    Syrah

    From £15.70 per bottle

  2. Clos I Terrasses Laurel
    Clos I Terrasses Laurel, 2016
    Catalonia
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah

    From £36.60 per bottle

  3. Ochota Barrels The Green Room
    Ochota Barrels The Green Room, 2017
    South Australia
    Grenache, Syrah

    From £28.00 per bottle

  4. Domaine Roger Sabon Les Olivets
    Domaine Roger Sabon Les Olivets, 2016
    Rhône
    Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah

    From £33.00 per bottle

  5. Tenuta di Argiano Non Confunditur IGT
    Tenuta di Argiano Non Confunditur IGT, 2016
    Tuscany
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah

    From £15.90 per bottle

  6. Domaine Faury Côte Rôtie Réviniscence
    Domaine Faury Côte Rôtie Réviniscence, 2014
    Rhône
    Syrah, Viognier

    From £39.80 per bottle

  7. Domaine Faury St Joseph Rouge Hedonism
    Domaine Faury St Joseph Rouge Hedonism, 2016
    Rhône
    Syrah

    From £23.10 per bottle

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