Syrah can be such a great variety to transmit terroir and it feels like sometimes it gets lost behind the likes of chardonnay and pinot. But take a look at the world of wine and this wonderful varietal is grown so successfully in so many different pockets of the globe. Each place imparts its own persona onto the grape where it takes many forms from juicy and rich, mid-weight and bright to more serious and driven in style.
From the cooler reaches of the northern Rhone, it sings with vibrant energy and spicy reverie. The granite soils of the Cote-Rotie, St Joseph, and Cornas have made these wines some of the most sort after around the world and that impart a mineral edge that is unlike anything anywhere else they are grown.
Sail to the warm shores of this great southern land and we have built our reputation around the varietal. In what was once a forward and formidable style, we have seen many of the examples of shiraz transformed, a coming of age if you will, that still seeks to express that wonderful fruit but in a more elegant and graceful style.
However you like it, this pack has got you covered with 3 wines each from Australia and the Northern Rhone. The Aussie expressions are nuanced and graceful examples coming out of some of Australia’s most famous shiraz producing regions while their French counterparts are classic examples from the home of this ancient varietal.