Red Wine

Red wine as the name suggests is completely red in color and this can be derived astonishingly from a wide assortment of grape types starting from the obvious red variants to deep purple, blue and other colored grapes. Red wine accordingly is classified based on the color ranging from almost black, light red, dark red, opaque purple, maroon, violet, ruby red and so on. The obvious correlation between grapes used and the color lies in the grape skin. Such a wide variation in color spectrum comes out of the contact of grape skin with the juice whilst it is undergoing fermentation. Not only is the color of grape skin important in determining the color but hues are decided by the period of contact between the skin and juice. In total there are 50 different grape variants and their corresponding red wine variants in the market today.

Red wine is mostly classified based on its flavors or body type. Each producer has freedom to classify their produce in any body type they prefer. Light bodied red wine refers to wines that have a lower presence of tannin and therefore taste smoother to the taste buds. They are best enjoyed with foods that are flavor rich. Medium bodied wine shall contain much more tannins and grape flavoring than light bodied variants and shall hit the taste buds quite pleasantly giving a fuller feel of wine. Finally, full bodied red wines are packed with high tannin content tending to leave a more heavier feel in the mouth with a blast of full flavors.

Some of the common red wine varietals that you shall more likely find on Comparethedrinks include Malbec, Pinot Noir, Caberbet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Grenache. Buy red wine online based on these varietals so that you get the desired body you are seeking.

Frequently, red wines shall be named using their regional names such as a Bordeaux refers to wine made exclusively in France either form Cabernet Franc, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Italian made red wine accordingly is called Chianti made with Sangiovese grape or Barbaresco, Piedmont Barolo wines. Argentinean wine predominantly uses Malbec and this particular varietal of red wine is gathering a lot of momentum worldwide.


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