Surely you have heard expressions like “this red wine has a lot of tannins” or “the tannins in the wine are well integrated” during wine tastings or while having a glass with your friends; and perhaps you have not understood a word.
If you don't want the expression “wine tannins” to continue sounding Chinese to you, then read this post because at dismavi we explain everything to you!
1.Have you ever had that feeling of dryness and roughness in your gums and teeth?
Tannins give a dry, harsh, rough and bitter flavor to the wine. An excess of them but it can be not very pleasant. They are found in the skin, seeds and stems of the grapes, but they can also come from the wood of the barrels.
2. Did you know that there are several types of tannins in wine?
- Sweet and velvety tannins: they leave a slight sensation of dryness in the mouth, this indicates that it is at its optimal moment.
- Silky tannins: these are those that, when swallowed, leave a juicy palate in their wake.
- Dry tannins: they will leave your mouth much drier. This type of tannin lets us see that barrels that are too old have been used.
3. Tannin is essential for the balance of a red wine.
Tannins, apart from being one of the factors that give structure to the wine, are the backbone of red wine, responsible for the balance between fruit, acidity and alcohol.
4. Tannin is beneficial for health They have a large number of healthy properties for the body.
These not only eliminate fat from the palate and digestive tract, but are rich in procyanidins beneficial for the heart. What's more, they cause an antioxidant action, which is closely related to the prevention of degenerative and cardiovascular diseases.
5. Tannins promote good aging of red wine Helps prevent oxidation.
Precisely, the silky tannins will be responsible for the red wine aging properly for decades and managing to soften and achieve a more velvety flavor.