How much do you know about the different types of wine?

Wine has been around for thousands of years and is presumably the most consumed liquid, after water. The universe of wine is quite complex, and we are here to demystify it.  A simple fermented grape juice can turn into the ultimate pleasurable experience.

‘Wine is proof that God loves us and oves to see us happy’ –Benjamin Franklin

The five types and colors of wine

Red wine

Derives from black grapes; it is produced by the alcoholic fermentation of the must with the skin, the seeds and the stalk. It stems from different grapes such as;  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (Château Maillet), Sangiovese (Palagetto Chianti Colli Senesi), Syrah (Domaine de Rochemond) and Tempranillo (Castillo de Monte la Reina).  It comes in three different varieties; Dry, sweet and sparkling

Rose wine

Derives from black grapes with white flesh.  Quiet, dry and effervescent, it is produced by the alcoholic fermentation of the must with the skin for a shorter or longer period of time, which gives it its degree of pink color (Rosa Sera).

White wine

Derives from white grapes or black grapes with white flesh and the alcoholic fermentation of the must.  Dry, effervescent, mellow and syrupy, it is made from grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon (Château Laubarit), Viognier (Domaine de Rochemond), Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sémillon.

Orange or yellow wine lover? You are not the only one! 

Orange wine

A macerated white wine.  Made with white grape varieties whose juices are macerated with the skin, seeds and occasionally with the stems (like red wine) for a shorter or longer period of time, giving it its orange hue.  It is referred to as the fourth color of wine

Yellow wine

A white wine produced exclusively in the Jura from the Savagnin grape variety. Aged in oak barrels for a period of seventy-five months during which it develops its intense and brilliant yellow color, its aromas and complexity. A wine for long aging that can span three decades.

Regardless of its color, as per Georges Brassenseu; ‘The best wine is not necessarily the most expensive, but the one we share.’


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