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Wine By Grape Variety | Petite Sirah (Durif)

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Petite Sirah (also known as Durif) is a red wine grape variety popular in North America. In the Americas the grape is known as Petite Sirah while in the rest of the world it is described as Durif.

The grape variety takes its name from Dr. Francois Durif who discovered it in 1880 in the Rhone Valley, France.

It is primarily grown in the Riverina and Riverland districts of Australia, California, Washington State, Ontario, France and Israel. High tannins and acidity are signature characteristics of the Petite Sirah grape which offers great ageing potential to the wines.

Historically it was used as a blending element to add body and structure to weaker wines, but it is now gaining greater recognition for the production of quality single varietal wines. The flavour profile includes blackberry, chocolate and black pepper notes with subtler liquorice and herbal overtones.

 

 

Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Durif 2020

From £11.75 - per bottle
The Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Durif is a red wine made from the... Read More...

Guenoc Petite Sirah 2019

From £13.00 - per bottle
Known as the winemaker's grape for its bountiful colour, blueberry flavours & silky tannins... Read More...

Bedrock Wine Co. The Whole Shebang Fourteenth Cuvée

From £16.75 - per bottle
No pretension or marketing BS, just a delicious and satisfying red wine blend Read More...

Secret Indulgence American Vintage 2015

From £39.00 - per bottle
A red blend of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah the label takes inspiration from the American dream. Read More...
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Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2018

£47.00
Geyserville, the world's most wanted Zinfandel... Read More...

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2018

£47.00
Vibrant in its youth this full, rich Zinfandel will age beautifully for 10+ years... Read More...

Shafer Vineyards Relentless 2016

From £95.00 - per bottle
This wine honours long time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez & his relentless pursuit of quality... Read More...