Syrah To Shiraz — Uncorking the best styles
There’s definitely one wine that brings the old and new world together in collective reverence and pursuit of fashioning the best style. Syrah and Shiraz — we’ve got you covered on the best of both turns.
There’s no argument that wine making began in the old world and all the noble grapes that now preen as international stars trace their nativity to the trinity of France, Spain and Italy. What sets Rhone Valley original Syrah in rarefied light is its stunning transformation in the new world so much so that the grape itself was rechristened Shiraz : code for a new world overhaul that began in Australia’s Barossa Valley and rubbed off as a positive influence across South Africa, America, South America and India. This inky red wine that tastes of berries and mild pepper in the Rhone Valley takes on a bold and full bodied avatar in the new world. And as the world celebrates International Shiraz Day on July 22 to recognise Shiraz’s tremendous success, let’s delve a bit into Syrah’s land of origin, the Shiraz phenomenon that continues to stir up the new world and taste Wine Park’s impressive cache of both new and old world Syrah nay Shiraz — your call!