Durif / Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah, also known as Durif is a minor red but with a fan club - called ‘P.S. I Love You’. These US-based enthusiasts concede Petite Sirah arrived there by mistake - originally imported due to physical similarity with the grape’s ‘noble’ parent, Syrah - but are convinced of the offspring’s qualities. Being a small, thick-skinned variety it has Syrah’s age-worthy tannins but not its restraint, offering less refinement but more vibrant blackberry/blueberry and a much more silky, mouth-filling appeal. Also named Durif after the 19 Century French grower who identified this Syrah/Peloursin cross, the confusing spelling ‘Sirah’ distinguishes it from Petite Syrah (a straight Syrah clone with smaller berries). Virtually all Durif/Petite Sirah now makes richly fruited New World wines, notably in North and South America, Australia and Israel.
2018 Ridge Lytton Estate Petite SirahAntonio Galloni's VinousA high-end example of the rich Petite Sirah grape made by truly legendary American producers, Ridge. This wine amplifies the plush black and purple fruit that make this variety so charming and ... read moreElsewhere up to $59.99 $64.99 in mixed 6+ or $72.99 per bottle