Syrah

Syrah

Syrah variety is sourced in the vineyards of Hermitage and Côte Rôtie, placed at the North Rhone valley. It is a vigorous variety, has mid budding, and a short ripening period between véraison and harvest, in addition to a short time span of optimum maturation. It needs special cares during the pruning to protect it from spring gusts. Syrah is very likely to suffer chlorosis so it is especially suitable for soils with high content of active lime. Syrah variety is susceptible to mites and botrytis cinerea, particularly before the harvest. It is also vulnerable to a disease with no known cause, called “Syrah decline”, where leaves turn red, the crafting point is swells and cracks, and the vine dies suddenly.  Syrah berries are small and tend to try quickly once ripened.

Up to the end of the 20th century, Syrah variety was cultivated mainly in the Rhone valley and Australia, but with the increase of Australian wine exports, a vogue for Rhone style wines and a certain degree of boredom with the Bordeaux wines, Syrah started wining fans and its growing spread. Syrah wines are much smoother and the fruit flavour is much present than in Cabernet Sauvignon wines, especially when blended with Garnacha and Monastrell grapes. The taste and aroma extend to leather, liquorice, black pepper, black fruit and sometimes even tar and burned rubber if they have not ripened completely. To the contrary, if harvests are over-ripened the typical classic tastes of black chocolate, port and sugared plums appears

Syrah is the third dark-skinned variety most grown in France, after Merlot and Garnacha. It is cultivated along the French South and Southeast, being Languedoc-Roussillon the region with highest Syrah production.

At the North Rhone, Syrah is doubtlessly the queen dark-skinned grape variety and the only one authorised to produce single-variety wines. The long-ageing and magnificent rich and full-bodied red wines grown on granite soil at the AOC Hermitage present the most male attitude of this variety.  Crozes-Hermitage is almost the North limit to grow Syrah, here Viogner is usually fermented with Syrah yielding pure fresh wines, with a light and feminine touch (with the exception of full-bodied Guigal wines)

In Spain, Syrah is grown in Castilla La Mancha, Aragón, Cataluña, Murcia and Extremadura.  Carlos Falcó, owner of Marqués de Griñón winery is one of the first Spanish supporters producing a Syrah wine known as Dominio de Valdepusa (Toledo). Abadía Retuerta, Castell d'Encus (Thalarn) and Finca Sandoval are other excellent examples of Syrah wines. Here in Spain, Syrah wines tend to be sweeter and impressive than French ones. 

Synonyms: Shiraz, Sirah

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Wine with Syrah

Dominio Espinal Tinto 2015
Quantity:
3,75 £
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Bodegas Castaño Appellation Yecla Grapes Monastrell, Syrah
Borsao Tinto Selección 2016
Quantity:
3,93 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas Borsao Appellation Campo de Borja Grapes Garnacha, Syrah, Tempranillo
Ca n'Estruc Tinto 2016
Quantity:
4,20 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Ca n'Estruc Appellation Cataluña Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Castaño Monastrell Rosado 2015
Quantity:
4,48 £
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Castaño Appellation Yecla Grapes Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Jardins Negre 2016
Quantity:
4,57 £
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Mas Donís Negre 2015
Quantity:
5,12 £
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha, Syrah
Mas Donís Rosat 2015
Quantity:
5,12 £
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha, Syrah, Merlot
Corazón Loco Tinto 2013
Quantity:
5,25 £
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodega Iniesta Appellation VT Castilla Grapes Tempranillo, Syrah
Carchelo 2013
Quantity:
5,30 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas Carchelo Appellation Jumilla Grapes Monastrell, Syrah
Petit Almodí Tinto 2014
Quantity:
5,35 £
bottle x6: 5,07 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Altavins Viticultors Appellation Terra Alta Grapes Garnacha, Mazuelo, Syrah
Lo Virol Rosado 2016
Quantity:
5,48 £
bottle x6: 5,21 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Celler Cercavins Appellation Costers del Segre Grapes Syrah
Lo Petitó de Pascona 2014
Quantity:
5,71 £
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Pascona Appellation Montsant Grapes Merlot, Syrah
Castillo Perelada 3 Fincas 2013
Quantity:
5,80 £
bottle x6: 5,53 £/u. (-5%)
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88
Petit Caus Rosado 2015
Quantity:
5,85 £
Eco / Bio
Other Vintages available: 2016
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Can Ràfols dels Caus Appellation Penedés Grapes Merlot, Syrah, Sumoll, Tempranillo
Pagos del Moncayo Garnacha-Syrah 2014
Quantity:
5,85 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Pagos del Moncayo Appellation Campo de Borja Grapes Garnacha, Syrah
Petit Caus Rosado 2016
Quantity:
5,89 £
Eco / Bio
Other Vintages available: 2015
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Can Ràfols dels Caus Appellation Penedés Grapes Merlot, Syrah, Sumoll, Tempranillo
Heus Rosat 2016
Quantity:
5,89 £
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery La Vinyeta Appellation Empordà Grapes Garnacha, Samsó, Merlot, Syrah
Heus Negre 2015
Quantity:
6,03 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery La Vinyeta Appellation Empordà Grapes Samsó, Syrah, Garnacha, Merlot
Clos del Gos 2015
Quantity:
6,17 £
bottle x6: 5,85 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Celler Terra i Vins Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha, Samsó, Syrah
Laderas del Sequé 2013
Quantity:
6,21 £
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Patio Joven 2010
Quantity:
6,49 £
Freak
Natural
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Samuel Cano Appellation VT Castilla Grapes Tempranillo, Syrah, Airén, Graciano
Petit Caus Tinto 2015
Quantity:
6,53 £
Eco / Bio
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Mores Cupatge Més 3 2015
Quantity:
6,58 £
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Finca Mores Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha, Cariñena, Syrah
Finca Parera Fosc 2014
Quantity:
6,58 £
Charming
Freak
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Finca Parera Appellation Penedés Grapes Ull de Llebre, Sumoll, Syrah, Lledoner Negre
Cigonyes Tinto 2015
Quantity:
6,58 £
bottle x6: 6,26 £/u. (-5%)
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Wine in moderation
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