Syrah ‒ a variety from the south of France
The Syrah grape has its origins in the Rhone Valley. The red wines produced from it are notable for their fragrances and aromas, which are reminiscent of pepper, plums, violet and leather. A tannin-rich body is another typical feature. Syrah is a popular team member in cuvées of all kinds.
One successful example comes from Château Duvivier, the Delinat Research Centre for Viticulture in Provence. The Les Hirondelles wine matured here is moulded by the Syrah grape, which gives the wine structure, power and elegance, as well as notes of garrigue shrubs, leather and mocha.
Syrah – [popular the world over
Along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir, Syrah is one of the most popular grape varieties and is planted in many of the world’s wine regions. One focus of its cultivation is in the south of France where Syrah often forms a component of bold, red wines full of character. In combination with the indigenous varieties Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre, the Syrah grape produces some complex cuvées. It is to be found, for example, in the accessible everyday wine of Château Coulon, in the deep red wines that grow at the foot of the Montagne d'Alarcic and are produced by the Lignères brothers, as well as in the great Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Syrah in all its facets
The Delinat range offers a wide selection of red wines from the south of France in which Syrah plays an important part. Albet i Noya, in the Catalonian region of Penedès, also relies on Syrah for his first-rate cuvées. Do you want to get to know Syrah wines to suit your taste? In the Advanced wine search, you can also filter for wines containing less than 50 per cent Syrah. Then you will also find fruity red wines to which the Syrah grape gives structure and storage potential.
More information on the subject can be found in the section Rebsortenlexikon Syrah (Dictionary of grape varieties, Syrah).Show less