Petite Sirah Durif is a red wine grape variety. In the Americas it is known as Petite Sirah while in the rest of the world i is described as Durif. Francois Durif who discovered it in in Rhone. This new grape resulted from a cross of Syrah pollen germinating a Peloursin vine.
How about a wine with glorious sensation? For the sake of our past, please hold this thought tight… A scrumptious Petite with your steak… morning, noon or night! Varietal Character by Jo Diaz. Petite Sirah aka. Fortunately, the grape has adapted well to the drier climates of California, and to those of northeastern Victoria, in Australia. In fact, the grape has succeeded better abroad than in its south of France birthplace, where it is now almost extinct. Its small berries, and consequently high skin-to-juice ratio, allow Petite Sirah to produce wines with high tannin levels, surprisingly high acidity, and thus the ability to age.
You might have narrowed in on wines from California, having discovered and then sampled high-quality bottles of Zinfandel, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. A different California varietal equally worthy of adding to your wine cellar collection, though, is none other than Petite Sirah. Petite Sirah wine comes from the Petite Sirah grape, a dark-skinned beauty that grows in dense clusters on the vine.
We also strive to provide the best products for every wine connoisseur to enjoy. Politically correct it is not. Exciting as a young wine it rarely is. But Petite Sirah is one of the few red wines I think of whenever I get a letter such as the one I got a decade ago:.