Petite Sirah is a grape and single varietal wine that is well-loved and has its share of enthusiasts, such as the cleverly named “PS I Love You” group. Most popular in California, this wine was originally produced in France. While some think this is just a lighter version of a Syrah/Shiraz, they would be completely wrong. This is a full-bodied red that is tannic, inky and bold.
Tasting this wine, you’ll get aromas and flavours of huckleberry, blackberry, black coffee, dark chocolate, and ground black pepper.
Pairing Petite Syrah with Food
As Petite Syrah, there is a higher skin-to-juice ratio in the grapes, meaning you’ll get richer flavour and colour, along with dense tannin. Being such a full-bodied red, you’ll want to pair it with richer and fatty foods, or else this heavyweight will knock them right out of the ring.