In her latest feature for Wine Searcher, Margaret Rand details the factors that allow for Syrah’s ability to shapeshift into a multitude of guises ranging from cool and peppery to rich, deep and powerful.
The article calls upon Syrah experts from across the globe, including Philippe Guigal from the legendary E. Guigal. On the various factors influencing the regionality of Syrah, Phillippe notes that “My feeling is that the expression of Syrah varies with hydric stress, providing interesting but very different balances between Coonawarra and Saint-Joseph, for example.” Phillippe continues to discuss Hydric stress, water balance, trellising and canopy management.
These factors are debated in great detail, you can read more HERE.Fifty-Shades-of-Syrah-_-Wine-Searcher-News-Features
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.