Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is a dark-skinned red wine grape, which originates from the Rhone Valley. The main flavours includes peppery, earthy, spicy notes. However, if the grapes are aged after 10 years more plummy, spicy fullness is formed. The grapes naturally add a high tannin and medium acidity levels to the wines. If the wines are oaked, the wines hold more smoked or vanilla tones. The best food pairings include; duck, pork, and lamb.