Syrah

Syrah originated from France, also known as Shiraz in other countries. We should not mistake it with another grape called Petite Sirah, which is a completely different type and is a child of Syrah + Peloursin, created in 1880.

Syrah makes famous red wines like Côte-Rotie and is often mixed with a white grape called Viognier, and is also one of the three main varieties of Chateauneuf du Pape (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre).

In addition, this grape is also very famous in the Barossa and Hunter valleys. In Australia, it is often mixed in traditional French styles such as Syrah + Viognier or GSM (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre), which Mouvèdre is known by Mataro, another name in Australia. Or long ago, the Shiraz grapes were called Hermitage until late 1980s. In addition, it is also mixed with Cabernet Sauvignon, the famous representative is Penfolds Grange, mainly mixed Shiraz of different valleys such as Barossa, McLaren Vale combine with Cabernet Sauvignon from Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale or Henschke's bottle of Hill of Grace Shiraz (Eden Valley), which is also famous.

Representatives of France may include the Guigals with La la`s wine and the Delas Freres with Côte-Rôtie La Landonne.

In the US, we have Donelan Obsidian Vineyard Syrah, Knights Valley, California.

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