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Cortes de Címa Alentejo Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen 2009

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This lush red is dripping with exuberant raspberry and …

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jul 31, 2012

Summary

Grape

Syrah / Shiraz

This dark-skinned red grape most likely originated in France's Rhône Valley, which is still considered its most famous home. Syrah is the sole grape in the reds of the Northern Rhône Valley, but it's also a blending partner in Southern Rhône appellations, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where it adds structure and body to Grenache-based wines. The grape was brought to Australia in the 19th century, and is better-known there as Shiraz, which it's also sometimes called in South Africa.

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Cortes de Címa Alentejo Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen 2009

This lush red is dripping with exuberant raspberry and …

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Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jul 31, 2012

Summary

Grape

Syrah / Shiraz

This dark-skinned red grape most likely originated in France's Rhône Valley, which is still considered its most famous home. Syrah is the sole grape in the reds of the Northern Rhône Valley, but it's also a blending partner in Southern Rhône appellations, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where it adds structure and body to Grenache-based wines. The grape was brought to Australia in the 19th century, and is better-known there as Shiraz, which it's also sometimes called in South Africa.

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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

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