Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
Syrah & Shiraz - Origin of the grape variety
The origin of the grape variety Shiraz (also called Syrah ) goes back to a cross between the grape varieties Mondeuse Blanche and Dureza. The grape variety Shiraz originates from the Rhône Valley in France.
The difference between Shiraz and Syrah lies only in the designation of origin. In countries like South Africa or Australia, which are also called "New World" wine regions, the grape variety is often referred to as Shiraz . In Old World wine regions, such as France and Italy, the grape variety is often referred to as Syrah . Winemakers also use the different names to convey the style of the wine.
Shiraz and Syrah Wines from South Africa
The Shiraz grapes grow best in a very warm climate. This gives them a full character and pronounced fruit aromas. South Africa is therefore an ideal growing region for Shiraz and Syrah. The country offers ideal conditions for growing grapes. As in many regions of the world, the grape variety Shiraz is also very popular in South Africa. Shiraz and Syrah wines are often planted in the regions Paarl and Stellenbosch , as optimum conditions prevail here.
Shiraz and Syrah wines - smell and taste
From the grapes of the grape variety Syrah or Shiraz , depending on the origin of the wine and the aging in the winery, two different styles are created. These are clearly different from each other both in smell and taste.
The Shiraz wines have a very fruity taste with aromas of cherries and plums. In addition, aromas of dark chocolate are typical of Shiraz wines.
The Syrah wines have a rather slender and elegant character. In addition, Syrah-wines are characterized by a spicy taste. Syrah-wines also often have typical aromas such as cloves, cinnamon, pepper, forest floor or leather.
Both wine styles are characterized by a complex aroma as well as a racy character.
Shiraz and Syrah - Online order in the store
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