About Red Wine:
Red wine gets its color from the grapes that are reddish, deep purple or blue in color. The skins come in contact with the grape’s juice during the fermentation process, allowing the dispersion of both color and tannins.
Red wines can be described as light bodied (fewer tannins), medium bodied (moderate tannins) or full bodied (boast the highest tannin and alcohol content.)
The Flavors of Red Wine
Of course when describing the taste of a red wine- opinions vary; however here are the common descriptive flavors:
Cherry, Plum, Strawberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Currant, Gooseberry, Boysenberry, Raisin, Fig, Pepper (black/ white), Clove, Cinnamon, Coffee, Cocoa, Mocha, Tobacco, Leather, Licorice, Toast, Smoke or Violet.
Types of Red Wine:
Cabernet Sauvignon Wines
Garnacha or Grenache Wines
Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Wines
Pinot Noir Wines
Syrah and Shiraz Wines