Syrah lives not only from grilled meats. This red variety can also offer incredible pairings for both starters and desserts.
Syrah is one of the most powerful red wine varieties that exists. We say it is powerful because of their experience on the palate, which delivers full-bodied wines, although with soft tannins, and very deep colour and flavours. Notes of black pepper, violets, black fruits such as blueberries, chocolate, herbs and even meat, and a slight smoky hint, are part of the aromas that characterize this grape variety.
These characteristics are also what make Syrah a natural ally for grilled foods with smoky notes, especially when it comes to meat. Which does not mean that we cannot drink Syrah with other types of preparations. Don’t you know how? These are other pairings with Syrah that you shouldn’t miss.
Appetizers and snacks
Another of the aromas that a Syrah can develop is black olives. For this reason, if you prepare an aperitif to accompany a bottle of Gravas Syrah, be sure to include a portion of black olives. It is a simple and noble pairing. The one that you can enjoy with strong cheeses such as Emmental or Gorgonzola, or a Babaganush made with smoked aubergines.
Thanks to its versatility, Syrah can also match informal meals, but no less delicious. A pairing that does not fail and that can really transform an evening is to accompany a wine like Marques de Casa Concha Syrah with Pepperoni Pizza, whose acidity balances the spiciness, smoke and oiliness of the pepperoni.
Pasta di Mare
There is something about garlic that makes Syrah shine. Despite being a difficult food to pair with, when garlic is used in dishes with tomato, herbs such as oregano, thyme, and in this case seafood such as shrimp and squid to accompany pasta, Syrah makes the herbs and the wine stand out.
We said that grilled meats are one of the natural pairings for Syrah, but to give you an alternative to meat, tuna is one of the fish that, cooked in this way, can handle a wine like Casillero del Diablo Syrah very well, thanks to its musculature, round tannins and its soft toasted aroma.
And finally, for a sweet finish, don’t forget that Syrah can also accompany desserts. Ideally those made from dark chocolate, where the syrah can amplify the flavours and texture, as occurs with a Chocolate mousse. Where a wine like Gravas Syrah with its fruitiness and spice character balances the richness of cacao very well.