Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah {Puh TEE See Rah} is a red wine grape variety, which originally comes from France. The name says it all, the

Petite Sirah grapes at Barra of Mendocino

Petite Sirah grapes at Barra of Mendocino

grapes size are small with high skin to juice ratio. The wines made from this grape have high acidity and tanning. In 1870 France grape producers started this variety with a cross between Syrah and Peloursin. Although this grape was first grown in France, California has the best Petite Sirah expressions. For many years this grape was used for blends, primarily into Zinfandel to add a more complex body and a fruitier flavor. Now days the grape has its own wine made from 100% Petite Sirah.  The wines characteristics are: deep red full bodied,high tannic and spicy.

USA

California

The Barra Family own and farm more than 200 acres of organic vineyards in Mendocino, California. For years the fruit that they grew was sold to some of the iconic names in California wine production before the family began to bottle their own wines.

 Petite Sirah

Color of grape red with purple.
Species Vitis Vinifera
Synonyms Duriff, Plant Durif, Plant Fourchu
Origin Montpellier, France
Most common in France, USA
Phonetic pronunciation  Puh TEE (TEET) See Rah