Syrah is a relative late-comer to Chilean vineyards, but it quickly set down roots and has become a shining star on the country’s viticultural horizon.
This richly pigmented red grape yields inky purplish-red wines that vary greatly in style, depending on where it is grown. In warmer climates, such as Colchagua, the wines are often big, lusty, juicy delights that take center stage wherever they appear. In cooler climates, such as San Antonio or Elqui, they turn sublimely spicy and complex and often appear on the top the lists of international tasting panels. Syrah is also called Shiraz.