(85% syrah and 15% garnacha tintorera; aged for 13 months in French oak): Dark purple. Explosively perfumed aromas of dark berries, candied plum, Indian spices and incense. Deeply concentrated blackberry and cassis flavors are surprisingly energetic and focused thanks to tangy acidity and a peppery topnote. Ripe black and blue fruit qualities carry through a long, sappy finish.
Spain has more acres under vine than any other country and ranks third in production behind Italy and France. Much of this output continues to be hot-country jug wine made to satisfy the everyday thirsts of the domestic and greater European markets Read More »
While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape... Read More »
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