Petite Syrah was first found growing in France in the mid-1800’s. It’s loved for its extraordinary deep color and full-bodied flavors of blueberry, chocolate, plums and black pepper. Despite its popularity, Petite Syrah is an exceptionally rare grape with less than 10,000 planted acres worldwide, growing mainly in California.
Vespucci's Petito Syrah has hints of black cherry pie and caramel, mouth feel is full-bodied with notes of juicy dark fruit, medium acidity and plenty of tannins. A slightly cooler temperature (65 ºF) will deliver more floral and mineral aromas along with Petite Sirah’s characteristic bold fruit.
Full-bodied red wines like Petite Sirah have high tannin (and thus bitterness and astringency) which means you’ll want to match them up with richer more fatty foods to create synergy. With its bold fruit flavors, Vespucci’s Petito Syrah will match up nicely with bold exotic spices or herbs. If there is one thing to know about pairing Petite Syrah with food, it is that the wine deserves a food as big and as bold as it is.
Roasted Pork, Barbecue Beef, Beef Burgers, Chicken in Mole Sauce
Aged Gouda, melted Swiss cheese, Fresh Mozzarella, Camembert
Black Pepper, Allspice, Clove, Sage, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Chili Pepper, Lavender, Cocoa, Juniper