All the Facts About Syrah and Shiraz Wines

January 2, 2011

All the Facts About Syrah Wines

The Syrah is a type of grape that is known to produce the world’s most powerful red wines. Wines made from this grape are some of the world’s most popular; it’s the 7th most grown grape in the entire world, and it’s because it is very useful in many ways. Syrah is perhaps best known for the fabulous wines that it produces. Most commonly, it is used to make a very dry red table wine that can be either blended or varietal, depending on the preference and situation. When it comes to syrah wines, there are four main uses that are most common.
The first wines are Varietal Shiraz. This style of wine is known as Hermitage wine and is very common in either Rhone or Australian Shiraz. Syrah can also be blended into a very small amount of Viognier, a type of grape. This style of wine is called Côte-Rôtie and is commonly found in Rhone. In another type of syrah wine, syrah is used as what’s called a “blending component” in Cabernet Sauvignon, and it is then blended in Australia, where it’s branded with the name of Shiraz-Cabernet. And last but not least of the syrah wines, there is the Grenache and Mourvedre. Syrah is used as a minor blending component and the wine is then blended using a traditional style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape; the blend is most commonly known as GSM in Australia.
Syrah is also used in small amounts in many other, non-syrah wines. Rose wine, Port wine, sparking red wine and fortified wine are all examples of wines that can be blended using small amounts of syrah grapes. This is interesting because typical Australian Shiraz is supposed to have some sweetness, but many Australian winemakers choose to include syrah as well to add. In fact, many choose instead to ignore the Australian norm and make these wines on their own – the full-bodied sparkling Shiraz wine that is then produced is dry and contains complexity and earthy notes. Like some other wines, syrah wines truly taste their best when they are allowed to age for a time. In fact this aging process can last up to 15 years or more. Its recommended wine serving temperature is around 65°F.
Syrah wines are noted for being full-bodied and have a very powerful flavor. Because they can be used in so many different ways, there is a very wide range of flavors. It all depends on things like where it was grown, the condition and type of the soil it was grown in and countless other factors that can range from the weather one year to how a specific winemaker chooses to lay out his vines. There is no typical aroma for syrah wines; in fact, many people not everything from berries to black pepper to espresso and even chocolate.
Syrah wine bottles can be a bit hard to decipher, as most wines in Australia are labeled as Shiraz. It’s European wines that get labeled as syrah wines. And in other countries, it’s even harder to decipher became the labels differ there, too. They are able to choose the label based on their own personal judgment. Most often wines that get labeled as syrah wines are the ones that have a taste that’s similar to most Northern Rhône red wines. Syrah wines are known for many things: they have a lot of flavor and their tastes can vary greatly. They go along well with most meals that one wishes to have them in, making them an ideal wine for most who like their dry tastes.


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