Syrah – a French grape variety

At the Syrah Symposium in May 2008 grape researchers established that the syrah variety is not originating from Greece, the Middle East or any other distant country. it is simply a genuinely French crossing. The two parents are mondeuse blanche from Savoie and dureza from the Ardèche. It is believed that the crossing took place in Isère in the northern Rhône Valley.

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