Guide to Rhone Blends

Find out why blended wines are an integral part of history


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One of the few grapes to really be a global success, Syrah combines a meaty core of ripe berry fruit with tones that range from herbal to peppery, in a package that tends to be medium-bodied with good acidity and softer tannins. With age, the wines can gain lovely leathery and black olive notes that make them a great match for savory and gamey dishes.

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