World Syrah Day

World Syrah Day

World Syrah Day Friday 16th February!

February 16th is World Syrah Day, celebrating a variety that is famous throughout the world. It is the most widely planted variety in Australia, where it is known as Shiraz, as well as the grape that has made France’s Rhone region famous, thanks to the great wines that are made with it.

Although Syrah and Shiraz are made from the same grape and are considered to be the same wine, they release unique flavour notes due to their different terroir and climate.

Let’s find out a bit more about this variety…

Cooler Climate Syrah

Cooler Climate Syrah
The Northern Rhône region in France—the classic spot for Syrah wines. This is where the variety originated and where it became popular in the 1970s after decades of decline.

Wines produced in these types of climates tend to be medium to full-bodied wines with intoxicating aromas of exotic flowers, game and roasted meats, a stony minerality and an utterly seductive herbaceous quality.

Rich hearty stews, roasts and grilled meats work best since a higher-alcohol wine like Syrah needs full-flavored dishes to prevent the food from being overpowered.

Warmer Climate Syrah

Australia is one of the best examples of warmer climate Syrah/Shiraz. Here the wines are full-bodied with high alcohol, and vibrant berry and plum on both the nose and palate. Australia's hot summers and cooler winters impart a complexity and structure that collects well and is a worldwide favourite.

Shiraz is described as robust and spicy with a slightly sweet finish. You will also enjoy a velvety and slightly syrupy mouthfeel when enjoying this varietal.

The team have selected below 6 of our most popular Syrah from around the world that are sure to satisfy you Syrah fans out there!

We are currently offering 15% off on the full 'Weekend Wine Case' for World Syrah Day.

We are running to next day delivery and deliver on Saturdays!

Remember to tag us in any social activities and enjoy!

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