Red Wine

red wine

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:
Barbera Wines
Beaujolais Wines
Blended Wines
Bordeaux Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon Wines
Carmenere Wines
Chianti Wines
Dolcetto Wines
Garnacha or Grenache Wines
Malbec Wines
Merlot Wines
Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Wines
Nebbiolo Wines
Pinot Noir Wines
Pinotage Wines
Rhone Wines
Sangiovese Wines
Syrah and Shiraz Wines
Tempranillo Wines
Valpolicella Wines
Zinfandel Wines

 

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