VARIETAL CONVERSATIONS

La Syrah

In Pays d’Oc, our varietal selections have broadened our knowledge of Syrah. With 58 permitted grape varieties, IGP Pays d’Oc wines mirror such a range of soils that there is always plenty more for you to discover!

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The aromas I conjure up

I come from the northern Rhone, but it’s fair to say that the weather in Pays d’Oc suits me down to a tee. My aromas of ripe black fruits, my spice notes, especially pepper, and my gentle hallmark perfume of violet develop in these sunny climes and on the drier soils.

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My favourite occasions

Without wishing to boast, I feel at ease wherever I am, on any occasion! My bluish-black berries produce spicy, elegant red wines that offer a captivating treat for a dinner party, but also excellent, delicate, perfumed rosés for the aperitif or summer meals

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The dishes I prefer

Provided the food is flavourful, I go with anything! Grilled meats, cold cuts, salads… even fusion foods don’t scare me! In fact, generally speaking, I work pretty well with spicy Asian foods or Indian curries.
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My little secret…

In French, my name is feminine in France whereas my Australian counterpart – Shiraz – is masculine – maybe that’s why men and women like me equally well… Who knows?

My favourite dish

Fresh fettuccine with soft Perail cheese

Cut a leek in half, rinse and slice it. Blanch the green of the leek and drain it.

Chop the chives and the garlic.

In a frying pan, brown the whole leek with a drizzle of olive oil and pepper.

When the vegetables are cooked, add the garlic and continue cooking for 30 seconds.

Cut 100g of Perail ewe’s milk cheese into small cubes and melt it in a saucepan with 2 tbsp. water.

Cook 250g of fresh tagliatelle.

Just before serving, add the vegetables and the sauce. Add salt and pepper.

Mix and add a little cooking water if necessary.

Sprinkle with chives and serve with a red or rosé Syrah IGP Pays d’Oc.

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