Flashcards in Chapter 11 - Syrah and Grenache Deck (34)
What characteristics does Viognier add to a syrah wine
Smoother texture and exotic fruits
What four flavors are introduced by oak treatment of a syrah?
Vanilla, toast, smoke and coconut
Wht region is on an inexpensive syrah wine from Australia
South Eastern Australia
Grenache wines are ____ in body and ____ in acidity
Full in body and low in acidity
What flavors are present in grenache?
Red fruit (strawberry, raspberry) with spice notes (liqoruice and white pepper)
What is the main apellation region for Syrah in the Southern Rhone
Cotes du RHone
What are the two best appleations in the Northern Rhone to find great syrah?
Cote Rote and Hermitage
Name three regions in Australia known for producing premium Shiraz
Barrosa valley, Hunter Valley and McLauren Vale
What kind of climate can syrah NOT grow in
What is an appelation for grenache in the Rhone that is highly regarded?
Chateauneuf du Pape
Where is a moderately priced syrah from the Northern Rhone to be found?
Name two regions in France for inexpensive syrahs
Pays d'Oc AOC and Languedoc AC
Better syrahs from the southern rhone are labelled
Cotes du Rhone Villages
What is the classic region for syrah grapes?
In hotter climates what secondary flavors are in Syrah
Herbaceous with more sweet spice notes
How many vareities of wine can be blended in a Chateauneuf du Pape
What kind of climate does grenache need to ripen?
Syrah grapes are _____ with respect to body
What flavors are present in a Chateauneuf du Pape
Red fruit (strwaberry) wth spice (pepper, liquorice) and animal notes
What white grape is blended with syrah
Syrah grapes have _____ acidity, _____ color and _____ tannins
Deep color, med-high tannins, medium acidity
Typical Chateauneuf du Pape is ____ in body, with ___ tannins and _____ acidity
Full, medium, low
In cooler climates what secondary flavors are in Syrah
Herbaceous, smoked meat and spice like black pepper
Syrah grapes are small/large with ____, ____ skins
Small grapes, with thick, darkly colored
Grenache is the ______ most planted black grape variety
With age, what happens to grenache?
The spicy notes evolve into leather and toffee
Where is grenache most commonly grown? (two locations)
Spain and southern france
Do syrah wines undergo oak treatment?
Adding grenache to syrah (a common blend) does what to a wine
Increases the alcohol, less tannin and acid, more red fruit