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Chapter 11. Medium-Bodied Red Wines: Syrah (Shiraz), Zinfandel, and Other Red Grape Varieties. Chapter Objectives. Explain the differences and similarities between Syrah and Shiraz Discuss red wines that fall in the category of full- and medium-bodied

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Chapter 11

Chapter 11

Medium-Bodied Red Wines: Syrah (Shiraz), Zinfandel, and Other Red Grape Varieties


Chapter objectives

Chapter Objectives

Explain the differences and similarities between Syrah and Shiraz

Discuss red wines that fall in the category of full- and medium-bodied

Describe the flavor and aroma profiles of Syrah and Shiraz

Describe the flavor and aroma profiles of Zinfandel wine and other red grapes

Explain the name and importance of Hermitage

Describe how White Zinfandel is produced from red grapes


Syrah and shiraz

Syrah and Shiraz

Similarities: Both are made from same grape; usually packed with aroma and flavor.

Differences: Syrah is grown in Rhône region of France; Shiraz is grown in Australia and South Africa


Full and medium bodied red wines

Full- and Medium-Bodied Red Wines

Spicy

Generally grown in warmer areas

Usually identified with one area


Flavor and aroma profile syrah and shiraz

Flavor and Aroma Profile: Syrah and Shiraz

Cherry

Raspberry

Blackberry

Black Currant

Strawberry

Plum

Jam

Leather

Chocolate

Smoked Bacon

Mixed Spice

BBQ

Black and White Pepper

Roasted Green Pepper

Green Olive

Burned Rubber


Flavor and aroma profile zinfandel

Flavor and Aroma Profile: Zinfandel

Tannins

Blackberry

Spices

Black Pepper


Flavor and aroma profile other red grapes

Flavor and Aroma Profile: Other Red Grapes

Sangiovese – Sour cherry, herbs, spices, rose, wood, licorice, smoke, tobacco

Nebbiolo – Bittersweet chocolate, rose, violet, prune, licorice, mint, eucalyptus, white truffle, and tar

Grenache – Pepper, raspberry, herb


Hermitage wine

Source: U.S. Department of Labor (June 2001)

Name comes from a former knight-turned-hermit who grew grapes in the Rhône Valley.

Usually 100% Syrah grapes, but must contain 85% minimum

Hermitage Wine


White zinfandel

White Zinfandel

Simple! The grapes are crushed; the skins – which add color to the wine – are removed just after the crush.

The result is wine that is anywhere from clear to pink, and usually, the wine is a little sweet.


Conclusion

CONCLUSION


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