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Shiraz or Syrah is undoubtedly the most famous red grape variety across the globe. Shiraz grapes are thick skinned, which accounts for the long life and tannin filled structure of Shiraz wines. These wines are typically identified by their black fruit aromas and flavours, with notes of black pepper, herbs, spices, smoke and tar. Being such a widely acclaimed grape variety, Shiraz blends have become increasingly popular in the recent years. These blends generally have a dark colour, with a full bodied and fruit driven palate structure. Common blends associated with Shiraz are – Shiraz with Cabernet Sauvignon; Shiraz and Grenache; Shiraz, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Merlot, and Shiraz with Viognier.
Shiraz – Viognier
This pairing might seem unusual to some, what with Shiraz being a red grape and Viognier being a white grape variety, but it has proven to be an incredibly successful wine blend. It was first experimented in Rhone Valley, and with its exciting flavours and mouth feel, it quickly spread throughout the New World. This blend is used to make remarkable red wines, with Shiraz being the dominant variety and Viognier grapes not constituting more than 15% of the blend. The addition of even these small quantities of Viognier infuses the full weighted and spicy Shiraz with light nuances of peach and apricot. Slow cooked beef casseroles and lamb served with walnut and apricot stuffing are the perfect food accompaniments to this splendid blend.
Shiraz Grenache wines have been in production for quite a few centuries now. Both constituents of these blends thrive better in warm climates, imbuing the blends with aromas of black cherries, black olives, blueberries, stewed plums and spiced dark chocolate. Shiraz being the darker and more powerful of the two grapes, provides structure and spicy notes to the blend, along with nuances of blueberry and liquorice. Grenache grapes infuse the wine with vibrant and juicy characters of raspberry and strawberry, livening the blend and enhancing its alcohol potential. Cornish pasties and Moroccan tagines taste wonderful with these outstanding red wine blends.
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