Shiraz: A rundown and virtual tasting information
Updated: Aug 8
Topic: Shiraz (also known as Syrah) from South Australia, specifically Barossa Valley
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This dry, full bodied wine with higher tannins than acid. Strong enough to hold its own with grilled veggies having a healthy seasoning of middle eastern spices or dark meats, this wine can be just as delightful when paired with deep conversations with good friends.
Come join me in my living room (virtually) for a lecture about Australian Wine, a deeper dive into the Barossa Valley region, and the Syrah/Shiraz grape!
Please buy your own wine to enjoy together. Below are some suggestions.
Best Option: Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Second Option: Shiraz from Northern Rhone or Chile
Third Option: Shiraz blends from Australia
What I'll be drinking, ordered from TotalWine.com so everyone can hopefully find it if they want to drink along.
Aromas and tastes to be on the lookout for with Shiraz:
Blueberry, Black plum, Milk Chocolate, Tobacco, Peppercorn.
Other regions in Southern Australia making Shiraz
Clare, Eden, Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Southern Fleurieu, Currency Creek, Longhorne Creek
Internationally Renowned areas making Shiraz (Non-exhaustive list...)
Chile [Rapel Valley (Cachapoal, Colchagua), Casablanca, Leyda, Elqui, Limari, Choapa]
France [Northern Rhone (Cote Rotie, Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas)]
Washington State (Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, Yakima)
Barossa Valley Vintage Chart