A Different Breed of Extremes
Jul 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
When a varietal becomes the new rage, people start looking for defining differences of places where it is grown. Zinfandel, for instance, works great in hot appellations, while Pinot Noir works better where the climate is much cooler. Syrah, however, is the best of both worlds.Commonly referred to as a "growers varietal" for its natural vigor, Syrah is a voracious thick-skinned black grape that can survive in just about any given circumstance. The grape is now planted in almost every area imagin...
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