Shiraz Wine, Explain Shiraz wine, What is Shiraz wine

Shiraz wine speaks to explain wine and what is Shiraz wine and the manufacture and history of kids.

This wine is produced from the dark skinned shiraz grape which is a grape used to produce strong red wines. Shiraz is also known as syrah wine and are a very popular world wide.

Shiraz can be both a varietal (single) or a blended wine and the grape is the 7th most popular in the world.

The grape is actually a blend of two ancient types from France, the Dureza and the Mondeuse Blanche. Neither of these ever achieved the popularity of the Shiraz.

It is thought that the bonding of the two grapes took place around the first century and this is recorded in antiquity by a man known as Pliny the Elder. I assume his son was Pliny the Younger.

The wine is called Syrah in France, most of Europe, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United states. It is known as Shiraz in Australia and used to be called Hermitage but since this name is a French Protected designation of origin the name legally could no longer be used. It is also known as Shiraz in Canada and South Africa.

The grape is called by many names throughout the world, Antourenein Noir, Balsamina, Candive, Entournerein, Hignin Noir, Marsanne Noir, Schiras, Sirac, Syra, Syrac, Serine, and Sereine.

There are four main types of wine produced:

Varietal Syrah or Shiraz. Of the better-known wines, this is the style of Hermitage in northern Rhône or Australian Shiraz.

Syrah blended with a small amount of Viognier. This is the traditional style of Côte-Rôtie in northern Rhône.

Syrah as a roughly equal blending component for Cabernet Sauvignon. In modern times, this blend originated in Australia, so it is often known as Shiraz-Cabernet.

Syrah as a minor blending component for Grenache and Mourvèdre. This is the traditional style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape of southern Rhône, and this blend is often referred to as GSM in Australia.


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