Portuguese Syrah is a red grape variety that, although not native to Portugal, has found a successful home in the country’s warm climate regions. Syrah, known for its dark-skinned berries, produces deeply coloured, full-bodied wines. In Portugal, these wines are known for their richness, showcasing intense flavours of blackberry, plum, and pepper, often with hints of chocolate or coffee resulting from oak ageing. Despite their intensity, Portuguese Syrah wines typically offer a good balance, thanks to the grape’s inherent tannic structure and natural acidity. While not as traditional as Touriga Nacional or Tinta Roriz, Portuguese Syrah offers a compelling, bold choice for red wine lovers.