There are many types of red wines all over the world, and all are unique in their own ways. They are the most common wine people picture when thinking about fancy dinners or just plain drinking – they are a classic. Furthermore, their deep and enriching flavors send shockwaves throughout your body and gives you that feeling of content as you enjoy a night alone or with a company.
Red wines aren’t as simple as you might’ve thought. As they age red wine tends to lose their color and become more transparent, and its fruity tastes tend to dwindle. They also have strong aromas that come from the grapes used and the processes that led to the wine which can tell you a lot about it. Moreover, red wine gives off this dry feeling after you drink it and it’s caused by tannins – a unique red wine characteristic. The dryness you feel after a sip will tell how much tannins there are in that wine. A really dry feeling will conclude a high amount of tannins while a slight dryness tells us that there is a low amount. Tannins work hand-in-hand with acidity, the fewer tannins will entail an acidic taste in the wine. This effect helps judge on the body of wine or how well the texture is on your palate. Most red wines go from medium to full-bodied, and this has a great effect on how well the red really is. An example of a well-balanced red wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon; it’s a perfect beginner wine that tells you a lot about reds.
There are many major types of red wine, and you probably have heard of them, but the important thing to remember when working with red wines is their body, age, and their tannins. These will have a profound effect when choosing the right one for your evening.