The Síria variety is mainly found in the north and south of the country’s interior, next to Spain. It is also known by the name of Roupeiro in the Alentejo area where it is considered the most planted white grape variety in the region. Syria is a very productive variety of small bunches and berries. It presents diverse aromas from orange to lemon, peach, melon, laurel and wild flowers.
It easily oxidizes, what causes the loss of the aromas so it has to be a wine consumed quickly. The regions of Beiras are indicated for their cultivation because they are high and fresh, climate where it grows better than in the heat of Ribatejo and Alentejo. The area of Pinhel is the region of excellence of this breed.