The Shiraz grape variety is one of the most celebrated and beloved wine grapes in the world. Even if you ask a wine ignorant person to name a wine variety, Shiraz would most likely be the first wine to come to his mind. Known around the world as Syrah, this dark skinned and juicy fruit is called Shiraz when cultivated in Australia as well as selected pockets of the New World region.
Both Syrah and Shiraz are genetically identical to each other, but the stylistic differences in these varieties warrants them the chance to be considered distinct grape varieties. Shiraz has become crucial to Australia’s winemaking industry, with a vast majority of Australian vineyards and wineries producing exquisite and mouth-watering Shiraz wines. These delicious red wines generally feature rich and fruity characters of blackcurrants, blueberries and black cherries, with light undertones of pepper, spice and chocolate adding to the full bodied texture of the wine manufactured.
These remarkable characteristics as well as the famed popularity of the Shiraz wine make it an ideal blending partner for various other grape varieties, the most common and favoured blending partner being Cabernet Sauvignon. Blends of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were initially an experimental feature of Australia, but the Cabernet Shiraz rapidly gained recognition across the globe as an outstanding red wine blend displaying ripe and vibrant fruit characters. Other famous Shiraz blends are Shiraz - Viognier and GSM.
There are various styles and brands of excellent Shiraz wines available here at the Just Wines online store. A service that Just Wines is proud of is that it offers its customers the chance to buy different varieties and styles of wines in their special ‘mixed pack’ range. Red, white, sparkling, dessert – all kinds of wines can be clubbed together to buy a whole case of mixed wines (6 or 12 bottles) of different styles, colours and features. Order today from Just Wines to buy a case of Shiraz mixed wines online from your favourite wine store!