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The Story of Syrah Wine

Historically, true Syrah wine in France was referred to as Syrah, Schiras, Sira, or Sirah. The Syrah or Shiraz grape dates back to Persian winemaking in Shiraz, Iran. Syah or Siah meaning "black" or "dark" is the origin of the word Syrah.

Petite Sirah: the Evolution of Syrah Wine

Some French winegrowers were convinced that there was a "petite", small grape Syrah which grew around Hermitage and Cote Rotie and which was superior to the larger, "grosse" grape Syrah which grew elsewhere in France. Many California winemakers agree that California Petite Sirah tastes more like traditional Syrah wine than many California Syrahs.

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