Apr 12 2012

A little wine word of the day for all of you - Tannin - A naturally occurring chemical that helps to preserve red wine and adds a savoury edge to the flavour. Tannins are present in grape stems, pips and skins. Tannin also comes from oak ageing of wine. As the grape ripens on the vine so do tannins, making them less astringent. Bottle age also lessens tannins, which will eventually precipitate as sediment.

So simple question today...Do you prefer a strong tannin in your wine or no?

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