Definition of Syrah in English:


Pronunciation /səˈrä/ /səˈrɑ/ /ˌsirə/ /ˌsɪrə/


another term for Shiraz
‘Although Syrah has some potential here, only a small percentage of producers seem to have a handle on it so far.’
  • ‘In California and Washington (where the grape is gaining fast in popularity), some Syrahs lean toward the fleshy Australian style; others are leaner, more ‘French.’’
  • ‘Wine makers now are crafting their Syrahs with fuller textures based in part around substantial alcohol levels (near 14%, occasionally over), and lower acid levels.’
  • ‘Pinot Noirs, Syrahs, and Zinfandels are good bets.’
  • ‘We can't match the Aussies for alcoholic power and concentration of flavour but our Syrahs are soft, subtle and complex wines with rich earthy and spicy flavours.’
  • ‘While you are enjoying your Syrah, you might want to look at the first item on the menu, and what an item.’
  • ‘The Shiraz class was won by the 2001 Yering Station Reserve Shiraz Viognier, followed by 2002 Newton Forrest Cornerstone of Gimblett Road Syrah.’
  • ‘If the trend would suddenly turn to Syrah, I'm sure they could slow the bottling lines down long enough to change the name on the labels.’
  • ‘It is made mostly of Grenache, the red used with Syrah in Rhone style blends.’
  • ‘The Selaks Founders Reserve 2002 Hawkes Bay Syrah was named Champion of Champions, as well as being named top Syrah in the Hawkes bay Wine Awards last year by a panel of international judges.’
  • ‘The chateau is surrounded by sweeping mountainsides, and its reddish soils and steep manicured vineyards provide brilliant Chardonnay, silky Cabernet and top quality Syrah.’
  • ‘In fact, the calorific difference between a glass of red and white wine is marginal, but the potential health benefits to your heart of a soft, lushly fruited Syrah like this tips the balance towards the red.’
  • ‘An equal blend of Syrah and Grenache from the southern Rhòne, produced by the region's leading organic specialist, this is ripe and plump with no oak, silky tannins and smooth, red fruits flavours.’
  • ‘Dry Reds (Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernets) add tartness to food.’
  • ‘And don't be surprised if local wineries start blending that Cabernet and Syrah; Hedges Estate is doing it beautifully already.’
  • ‘This medium build, slightly warm and sweet Californian Syrah, plump with ripe currants and light tannins, is a fine fit for the spicy delicacy of hot Toulouse sausage.’
  • ‘Seeing that it's an expensive-looking 1997 Syrah, I start to protest.’
  • ‘I reckon you need a gutsy, southern French red to partner this dish, which makes this thyme and angostura bitters-like blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache ideal.’
  • ‘Imagine an enchanted forest that smells like rich, damp earth, lavender, and herbs, and you come close to this Syrah's enticing aroma.’
  • ‘Enjoy a single square of dark bittersweet chocolate with a glass of rich, earthy Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah.’