Shiraz wine - powerful and bursting with fruit - is one of the most popular wines from here to the ends of the earth. Because everywhere where the sun shines strongly, the Shiraz grape variety develops most splendidly.
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Shiraz - one of the most important grape varieties in the world.
The Shiraz grape variety - or Syrah as it is known in its native France - was rarely found in the vineyards of France in the mid-20th century. Yet the variety was considered a leading variety, especially in the northern Rhône Valley, and in many places an ideal blending partner. But it was not until the groundbreaking success of Shiraz red wines from Australia that the grape became really popular again. Whether in France, Australia, Spain, Argentina or South Africa, Shiraz is winning over wine connoisseurs with a desire for powerful, full-bodied wine.
With force into the wine elite
A cross between Mondeuse Blanche and Dureza, Shiraz is considered a French grape variety, although it is more commonly known as Syrah in France. Here it made its way from the Rhône Valley to southern climes. Soon winemakers were using the grape for elegant, structured and single-varietal wines, but also as an ideal partner for all kinds of cuvees, especially with Grenache and Mourvèdre for the legendary Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. The further the grape variety advanced into the sunny south, the more powerful and opulent the wines became. The grape variety tolerates heat, but not bad weather and cold. Just right for the Australian climate, some thought.
The demand for Shiraz in France sank in the recent past to the end, in Australia, however, flourished the frugal and late-maturing variety. The peculiarity of the Shiraz grape variety is the characteristic that around the time of harvest the grapes suddenly lose acidity, but develop almost infinite sugars. Sugar that is later converted into alcohol. Thus, Australian Shiraz wines present themselves extremely powerful as well as full-bodied and find appeal all over the world.
Winemakers from Spain and Argentina also quickly recognized the fabulous potential - today Shiraz is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in the world. In Australia 40,000 hectares, in France 70,000 and in Spain 17,000 hectares are planted with the noble grape. At the same time, the wine styles differ greatly from one another in some cases. For Syrah wines represent the French style - elegant, acidic and rich in tannins - , while Shiraz wines represent the overseas style - powerful, fruity and with high alcohol content.
Both styles make excellent red wines, with Australian Shiraz wines forming a cosmos of their own. Aged and rooted vines roast under the sun and develop into a full-bodied experience. Whether in the Barossa Valley or Mc Laren Valley, the most famous Shiraz wines are found in Australia.
Shiraz and Syrah are one and the same grape variety, but in the wine world they stand for different styles of wine.
Syrah - and therefore Shiraz - is one of the few grape varieties that is grammatically feminine in French - la Syrah.
Well-known synonyms for Shiraz include Syrah, Hermitage, Marsanne Noir, Neiretta Cunese and Zizak.
Powerful spicy wonder and opulent basket of fruit - this is what Shiraz tastes like.
A basket full of dried fruit, currant, a hint of pepper, some licorice and creamy chocolate - this is how the taste unfolds on the palate. The body is dense, the finish round. The deep red to purple body radiates violet reflections and is characterized by compact tannins and light fruit acidity. Shiraz wine is very opulent and is full of fruit. Often one recognizes notes of vanilla, ripe cherries and fine spices on the bouquet. Since Shiraz likes to be built up in wooden barrels, warm wood aromas lay over the pleasure, which is rounded off with a soft partly smoky finish.
Shiraz wine buy online at VINELLO wine trade
Whether Shiraz wine from Australia, Spain, France or elsewhere - at VINELLO we offer you a wide selection of top wines in all price ranges. Browse through our assortment and find your favorite. Simply choose, click and buy; we'll get your order on its way safely and reliably. With us you have the choice of numerous payment methods, so you can buy and enjoy Shiraz wines according to your gusto. We will be happy to answer all your questions.
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Things to know about Shiraz
Where does Shiraz come from? DNA analyses proved that Shiraz is a cross between Mondeuse Blanche and Dureza and thus must originate from France. Thus, theories of an origin from Shiraz in Iran and Sicily could be disproved.
What is the ideal drinking temperature for Shiraz? The optimal drinking temperature for Shiraz wines is between 15 and 18 °C.
What food goes well with Shiraz? Juicy roasts of beef and game are excellent with Shiraz red wine. Pasta dishes and ripe hard cheeses also harmonize excellently with this powerful wine. Please also note our food recommendations for each individual wine, so you will always find something delicious to go with Shiraz.
How long can you store Shiraz wine? Only very few wines benefit from a longer storage in the wine cellar. Shiraz, however, is definitely one of them. Especially wines with strong tannins can be stored for 5 to 10 years until the optimal maturity is reached. Particularly high-quality Shiraz wines even have a shelf life of more than 15 years. You can find more about this in the characteristics of the individual wines. For storage, the wine should happen in a cool, dark and temperature-resistant place. Shiraz wines with corks should be stored horizontally, while most Australian wines have a screw cap.
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