Syrah

Syrah, also known as Shiraz in certain countries is a dark-skinned grape which produces predominantly red wine but is also used as a blending partner in some rosé wines.

The grape is predominantly grown in France in the Rhone region, where it is used to be blended with other grapes like Grenache & Mourvedre.

The wines made from Syrah are very dependent on the climate. When they are grown in a hot the climate, the jammier the wine will become. The wines will have medium to full body with also medium to high tannins.

The southern Rhone will mainly only sell Syrah blended with other grapes, and the so called “GSM blend” is very popular and produces some very nice generic  Cote Du Rhone, the one we stock at Wineaffairs from Domaine Maby is a perfect example of this. It is easy to drink when slightly chilled at around 16 degrees. Another excellent example is the the Cote de Ventoux from domaine Pieblanc.

Syrah is also found in a lot of fancier appellations like Chateauneuf-du-pape or Lirac, a few of those wines that are definitely worth a try is the Nessum Dorma from Maby or the Chateauneuf-du-pape from domaine Duseigneur, these wines are very full bodied and can age for a long time.

 

 

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Aegerter, Les jolies filles prestige 2019, Cote de Provence, Rosé

Aegerter, Les jolies filles 2019, IGP Mediterranée, Rosé

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Domaine Mas de la Dame, Coin Caché 2018, Alpilles white

Aegerter, Les jolies filles prestige 2019, Cote de Provence, Rosé

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2016 Coteaux de Béziers, In Vino Erotico

Alma Cerius, In Vino Erotico 2016, Coteaux de Béziers

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Château Des Roques, Cuvée du Château 2017, Vacqueras

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Château Haute Fontaine, Cuvée Mèmoire 2015, Corbieres

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2015 Corbieres, Cuvee Tradition

Château Haute Fontaine, Cuvée Tradition 2015, Corbieres

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Domaine Camaisette, Coteaux D’Aix 2015

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2017 Cote de Ventoux, La Tuilière

Domaine de Piéblanc, La Tuilière 2017, Cote de Ventoux

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Domaine Duseigneur, Cuvée Matteo 2018, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape

Domaine Duseigneur, Cuvée Matteo 2018, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape

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Domaine Lacroix-Vanel, Mélanie 2015, Coteaux Du Languedoc

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Domaine Les 4 Vents, Les Pitchounettes 2019, Crozes Hermitage

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Domaine Maby, Nessun Dorma 2017, Lirac

Domaine Maby, Nessun Dorma 2017, Lirac

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2018 Cotes Du Rhone

Domaine Maby, Variations 2019, Cotes Du Rhone

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Domaines Caizergues, Les Amoriers 2015, Terrasses du Larzac

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Nicolas Badel, Montrond 2018, Saint Joseph

Nicolas Badel, Montrond 2018, Saint Joseph

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Nicolas Badel, Syrah 2019, IGP Collines Rhodaniennes

Nicolas Badel, Syrah 2019, IGP Collines Rhodaniennes

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Vignobles du Loup Blanc, Regal 2018, Minervois

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In the Languedoc-Roussillon they also use Syrah in a lot of blended wines like the Corbieres from Haute Fontaine, they will very often be blended with Grenache or Carignan and Mourvedre.

These wines offer a very interesting price point, they have lesser reputation then the northern Rhone ones. We recommend trying the Haute Fontaine red’s, you won’t be disappointed.

And last but not least is the famous Provence Rosé, very often the Rosé is made with a part of Syrah grapes.

Les Jolies Filles is a perfect example of this, whether you go for the Prestige or the generic one.