Red Wines

Collection of Red Wine Bottles from Various Grape Varieties

Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-coloured (black) grape varieties. The actual colour of the wine can range from intense violet, typical of young wines, through to brick red for mature wines and brown for older red wines. The juice from most purple grapes is greenish-white; the red colour comes from pigments present in the skin of the grape; exceptions are the relatively uncommon varieties, which produce a red coloured juice. Much of the red-wine production process therefore involves extraction of colour and flavour components from the grape skin.