Historically, Syrah was used in blends, but it began to be grown extensively for vinification on its own during the last decade. It is a light and fresh wine that lingers in the mouth. It adapts very well to regions with intense insolation, such as the Tulum Valley in San Juan and Mendoza's eastern departments. The coldest regions of Mendoza, such as the Uco Valley, produce well-structured wines which are suitable for aging. In warmer regions, wines offer good color and strong fruit expression. This variety has intense colors, full texture and aromas that range from floral, when wine is young, to spicy and animal after oak and bottle maturation.