Petite Sirah/Petite Syrah

The name is easy to remember, for nothing is petite about the wines that come from petite sirah. Instead, the variety makes a blockbuster blackish, peppery, spicy, tannic wine. DNA typing indicates that wines labeled petite sirah are most often the Rhône grape durif (a cross of peloursin and syrah), but they may also be a field blend of many varieties, including syrah, zinfandel, and several varieties common to southern France.


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