Syrah is one of the darkest full-bodied wines in the world.
French Syrah and Australian Shiraz is the same grape.
Typical flavors of cooler climate Syrah: spicy and peppery.
Dark Fruit. Plum.
Dark Berries. Black Cherry. Blackberry.
Pepper. Bell Pepper. Green Olive. Tart. Smocky Bacon.
Oak. Earth. Tobacco. Espresso. Dark Chocolate.
The massive taste of a full bodied Syrah pairs best with bold food:
BBQ. Roast. Grilled. Chicken. Pork. Duck. Lamb. Beef. Game.
Hamburger. Sausages. Stews.
Grilled Veggies. Eggplant. Mushroom.
Cheese. Aged. Cheddar. Blue. Gouda. Camembert.
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The shape of the glass does in fact change the taste of the wine!
The Bordeaux glass is the perfect gass for full bodied red wines like:
The Bordeaux glass is taller than other red wine glasses. It also has a slimmer bowl.
The slimmer bowl has the function of sending the wine directly to the back of the mouth for a maximum taste.
Syrah has a large amount of tannins and is known to be full bodied (the wine feels heavy in your mouth).
It is one of the darkest full-bodied wines in the world, darker than
If you hold it up to the light, you will have a hard time seeing through the wine.
In Northern Rhône Valley of France, there are 5 Syrah appellations.
From north to south:
Côte-Rôtie AOC - blend Syrah and up to 20% Viognier.
Cornas AOC - 100% Syrah.
Wind: the cold Mistral blows down from the Massif Central.