France, Rhone Valley
Natural crossing of Dureza x Mondeuse blanche
152 ha, 0.3%
Important ampelographic features:
Leaf: medium-sized; five lobes; slightly sinuated
Grape cluster: medium-sized; compact, cylindrical, with wings; small berries with thin skins, blueish-black colour; very fragrant and juicy
Ripening time: late
Significance, conditions: Syrah is appreciated as a single variety red wine and as a blender in cuvées.It is sensitive to frost and is suitable only for very early warming sites. Because of its rather high yields, crop regulation is in order.
Wine: Delivers deep red, tannin-rich wines from grapes with full physiological ripeness - from low yielding vines growing in very good sites. The grapes typically exude aromas of violets and mignonette. Long maturation time and ageing are required for the production of high quality wines.