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Researchers Reveal Hidden Roots of the Rhône's Great Grape

Syrah descended from two obscure French varieties
Issue: August 31, 2001

The proud parents? Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche. Their offspring? Syrah, one of the stars of today's global wine industry, appearing in the great reds of France's Northern Rhône Valley, in Australia under the name Shiraz, and in other prominent wine regions such as California and Washington.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2001.

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