Syrah Wine, also known as Shiraz, uses dark-skinned grapes to craft this deliciously flavored red wine. Syrah was only made in 1999 when grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche created the variant. The dark fruity flavors of blueberry and olive give the wine a subtle and spiced finish. Syrah is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to provide a more rounded flavor. There are two types of Syrah wines:
- Old World Syrah comes from Italy and France. These wines have a more acidic and earthy aroma. The flavors tend to have a more bittersweet spice to them which are best eaten with hard cheeses and dark fruits. These flavors are bolder and heavier
- New World Syrah are grown in Australia, The U.S., and South America. The taste has a rich and fruity flavor with more spice. These wines have more smoky and aromatic scents of blackberries and barbecued meats. These flavors are robust and sweeter
The best way to serve Syrah is slightly chilled. The alcohol may taste hot and the full flavor won’t come out. When one serves it too cold the flavors disappear. One should use a decanter to air out the wine to allow it to breathe. Most Syrahs will accumulate the flavors, which gives the wine the full taste.
Here are some great foods to pair with Syrah Wine.
Cheese - Gouda
Steaks and Chops
Tuina - seared tuna or Albacore