“Petite Sirah requires a dry climate and some heat to fully ripen, making it a great match for the Dunnigan Hills. It retains tons of acid and has a long ripening life allowing excellent hang time well into the fall. This allows for wines with great age ability.”
–Greg Giguiere, Director of Vineyard Operations
Matchbook is proud to announce a NEW varietal dressed in a newly designed label. Our inaugural release of 2016 Matchbook Estate Bottled Petite Sirah is everything you expect from this maverick red: rustic, rugged and a little sassy.
Petite Sirah: 8 Fun Facts
- Unique as a stand-alone varietal, Petite Sirah is important world-wide in warm growing regions because of its need for some heat and a dry climate to ripen fully
- Created by botanist Francois Durif in Montpellier, France around 1880 by crossing Syrah and Peloursin, and named the varietal after himself
- Imported into California by Charles McIver in the mid-1880s and renamed Petite Sirah
- Arguably one of two California heritage varietals along with Zinfandel
- Thrives in Dunnigan Hills climate – P.S. (Petite Sirah) We Love You
- Valued for its tannins, good acidity, deep color and distinctive flavor
- Appealing flavors and aromas of sugar plum, blueberry, violets, dark chocolate, black pepper and black tea
- Oak aging layers in flavors of hazelnut, vanilla and mocha
“Our Pets are incredibly rich and flavorful. They have power, force and great intensity.” –Dan Cederquist, Head Winemaker
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