Designed specifically to enhance the sensory qualities of the world's most popular red grape variety, the Shiraz glass is a pleasure to use.
Shiraz, or Syrah as it is also known, has qualities that do not vary, irrespective of where it is grown. Whether a humble, cool climate Syrah from the South of France or a sought-after blockbuster Shiraz from the McLaren Vale in Australia, they all share similar traits namely a pure fresh briar fruit quality, which is accentuated by the tall bowl, and soft fruity texture that is enhanced by the narrower lip design.
By bringing the fruit forward in the wine, fine Syrah and Shiraz alike can be enjoyed slightly younger if served in this glass. Other wines that work well in this stem include the fashionable Mourvèdre variety, Malbec (the national variety of Argentina) and the often tough variety, Pinotage from South Africa.