Cycles Gladiator Petite Sirah, CaliforniaRegular price €23.00
‘This is a particularly dark, brooding wine…a mouthfilling expression of dark fruits that wrap around the tongue and coat the whole mouth…a wine that will stain your soul.’
Petite Sirah is a cross between the Syrah and Peloursin grape varieties, and is sometimes also known as Durif. It tends to yield dark, intensely coloured wines, even fuller in the mouth than Syrah, and generally with more tannin and acidity too. The extra brightness helps to lift its typical flavours of dark fruit such as plums and blueberries, and judicious blending is often employed to add breadth of character.The 2013 from Cycles Gladiator has a lick of red fruit freshness from a small amount of Syrah, making this into a powerful, fruity heavyweight ideally suited to lean cuts of beef or pork, and, in the words of winemaker Adam LaZarre,
"…no Petite Sirah tasting notes would be complete unless there is some mention of pairing this wine with a hamburger. With mushrooms. And cheese. And bacon. Yes, lots and lots of bacon."
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||Petite Sirah, Syrah|