Cards of Wine

Petite Sirah (USA)

Petite Sirah is a bold red wine made with Durif grapes.

Typical Flavors


Blueberry
Blueberry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Cherry
Cherry
Plum
Plum

Herbs
Herbs
Pepper
Pepper
Black Tea
Black Tea
Minerals
Minerals

Oak Added Flavors:

Vanilla
Vanilla
Coffee
Coffee
Chocolate
Chocolate
Tobacco
Tobacco

Blueberry and Plum are typical Petie Sirah flavors.

Herbs, Pepper, and Black Tea notes.

Profile

Petit Sirah is a Full Body wine known for Rich Black Fruit and Bold Tannins:

BODYFull
TANNINSHigh
FRUITHigh
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
16-18°C (61-64°F)

Food Pairing


Hamburger
Beef Burger
Ham
Ham
Casseroles
Casseroles
Cili
Cili

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Beef
Beef

Petite Sirah loves Rich, Fatty Foods (Umami) and Exotic Spices (Mexican. Moroccan.).

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Beef Burgers.
Chicken with Mole Sauce.
BBQ. Grilled. Spareribs.
Roasted Pork and Lamb.
Sausages. Beef Lasagne.
Moroccan Tagine (Beef Stew).
Chili Con Carne. Enchiladas.

Cheese:
Mature Cheese. Parmigiano Reggiano. Aged Gouda.

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah is a grape originally called Durif, after a French botanist (Francois Durif), who created it in the 1860s.

Syrah and Peloursin grapes were crossed during pollination in Durif's greenhouse, resulting in a small, intensely colored grape with high tannins, high fruit, and high acidity.

Petite (means small in French), but Sirah is NOT a baby Syrah (Shiraz).

Petite is related to the fact that the berries are smaller than Syrah. The smaller the berries, the higher the concentration of color and tannins.

Petite Sirah wines are big and bold (like dark ink) with tons of dark fruit flavors, and tannins.