Try Syrah / Shiraz Wine if You Like Malbec, Zinfandel, or Chateauneuf-du-Pape


Overview of the Syrah Wine Varietal

Medium to full body, medium to high tannins, high acidity


How To Pronounce the grape Syrah: Sear-AH


Why We Like Syrah Wine

  • The style varies depending on the region
  • Some Syrah tastes like smokey bacon! Mmmmmm, bacon.


Flavours and Aromas of the Syrah Variety

  • Fruit: blueberry, blackberry, plum
  • Herbal/Vegetal: tobacco, peppercorn, mint, sage, olives
  • Other: leather, chocolate, smoked meat, bacon fat


Where In The World Does the Syrah Grape Grow?

Old World Syrah Regions

  • Rhone Valley, France
  • Languedoc, France
  • Spain
  • Italy

New World Syrah Regions

  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Washington, USA
  • South Africa
  • Chile


Carmenere Wine’s Perfect Food Pairings

  • Barbecue / BBQ
  • Cheese (Cheddar, Provolone, smoked)
  • Grilled Portobello
  • Pork (ham, bacon)
  • Smoked meat (Montreal smoked meat sandwich)


Other Names for the Syrah Varietal

Shiraz (esp in Australia), Hermitage, GSM (blend with Syrah in it)


Our Favourite Finds for Syrah / Shiraz Wine

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Les Jalets 2014 Crozes-Hermitage

Coriole 2014 Lloyd Reserve Shiraz


Dig Deeper: Learn More About Syrah / Shiraz

Like Syrah? Try A Similar Grape Variety: Petite Sirah