2015 Domaine Georges Vernay Syrah ‘Fleur de Mai’

2015 Domaine Georges Vernay Syrah ‘Fleur de Mai’


George Vernay is the main reason that Viognier still exists today in its home of Condrieu in the Northern Rhone Valley. He was responsible for championing the grape and increasing planting to prevent it from dying out. The winery produces the best Viognier wines I have ever tasted and the reds are among the best the region has to offer.

Fleur de Mai is hard to keep your hands off. Such a beautiful example of Northern Rhone Syrah, the wine just a glass of wine that’s hard to put down.


Style - Bright and fruit forward, medium bodied red wine

Tell me about the grape - Syrah

Syrah (a.k.a. Shiraz in Australia) is a red French grape variety, which originates in the Northern Rhone Valley, south of Lyon. French examples tend to show lighter bodied than the Australian versions, with wonderful flavours of cured meats and black pepper balanced by ripe blackberries.

Serving suggestion - 8-10*C, decant 30 min before

Cellaring potential - 5-10 years

Food matching - Barbequed lamb cutlets, or meugez sausages

You may like this if you drink - Syrah/Shiraz from Adelaide Hills or Tasmania

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