Usually when people go to a bar or wine shop, most of them will believe or think that there are many types of wine when they will see hundreds of attractive bottles. It is true but we are going to give you five basic tips to indentify different wines.
There are 2 basic types of wine that are based on the grape color – red (black or red) and white. Consumers are more familiar with the names that are given to different types of grapes. The variety of the grape is the most vital factor in the wine tastes.
Like name suggests, this kind of wine are made from the red grapes (which are also known as black grapes). During the wine fermentation, red grape skins to leave their red color. These red wines are pretty heavier than the white wines because of their skin and will have more tannin. The skin of the grapes also helps the taste of wine. Below mentioned are some of the famous varieties of red wine. This information will help you know more about red wine as well as some of the countries that commonly use this type of wines.
The most popular types of red wine cabernet. Connoisseurs say that the best types of wine Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the French region of Bordeaux. Merlot is another red wine that has flavors of chocolate and cherries. Grenache is a red wine from grapes that have a raspberry and / or “smoke” flavor. Pinot Noir is a red wine that is very important to the Burgundy region of France. It is hard to grow, but when it is done well, give hints of raspberries, black cherries and mint. Zinfandel is a red wine, which is very popular in Europe but is grown mainly in California.
The white wine is made by using the white grapes. Even though you can make the white wine even with red grapes; it is usually done using white grapes. White grape juice is divided from the skin before fermentation process and also this juice will not take up the color of their skin and therefore has only few types of tannin present in it compared with red wine.
The most purchased types of white wine are known as Chardonnay. Chardonnay contains fruity flavors mixed with hints of vanilla. Chenin Blancs is the most cultivated types of white wine in California. This grape that is used to make this wine is a cheap alternative to the Chardonnay and it also has a touch of fruit flavor. Pinot Blanc is also compared to Chardonnay, with flavors of spice and apple when you will drink it. Riesling is grown mainly in Germany, and has a fruity flavor. Semillon has a peach flavor and is inexpensive to produce. White Zinfandel, which is produced in California and has a sweet taste.