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Syrah and Shiraz

Also indexed as:Syrah
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Extremely popular worldwide, this richly flavored red offers a range of styles depending on where it is grown. Originally from France’s Rhone Valley region, it now plays an important role in many countries, most notably Australia.

Flavor Descriptors

Syrah has the potential for a range of flavors depending where it is grown but usually offers lots of berry fruit (typically black), cherry liqueur, smoky tarry notes, and almost always a black pepper spiciness.

Food Pairings

Australia

Zesty full-flavored dishes such as barbequed ribs, steak, burgers, and Mexican casseroles.

Americas (USA, Chile, Argentina)

Barbequed ribs, steak, burgers, braised pork, and stuffed peppers.

France

Hearty lamb and beef dishes, rabbit with mustard sauce, spicy Moroccan tomato and chickpea stew.

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The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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