Wine has been around for a thousand of years accompanying countless celebrations and good food. Almost everyone knows wine comes from grapes. But is never too late to know something more about this well esteemed beverage.
Red wine is one of the most common kinds of wine. Wine connoisseur knows that the best red wines are made from Syrah or Shiraz grapes. These are premium-grade grapes cultivated worldwide. The different classes of grapes available have made a wide selection of wine be available to the modern world.
Other fruits can be processed to make wine but most manufacturers worldwide choose to use grapes in making their wine. Grapes have just the right amount of sweetness about them and low acidity that make them just perfect for wine making. Being so means needing little need for supplementary sugar and even little need for synthetic enhancers.
The alcohol content of wine is the metabolic product of yeast in wine making. Grapes are generally sugary to begin with so makes of wine just need to add yeast to ferment it.
Premium quality Shiraz grapes are checked for ripeness. This is to ensure that the right sugar content is achieved. Immature grapes are avoided as this will not yield the right color or taste that the manufacturers want to accomplish. After this, wine processing is started.
The red tint in this type of wine comes from the skin of Syrah grapes. After gathering the grapes from the vineyard, these are pressed wholly which gives it its red color.
In white wines, little to no contact to the skin of grapes is ensured so that no red pigment will combine to the wine. After the grapes are pressed, they are placed in brewing tanks combined with yeast and processing takes place. After this, the product is allowed to age. Some manufacturers use oak barrels during this process to add more flavor their wines.
The last step before this premium wine is sold to the market is done. After some time in the oak vessels, the wine is transferred to individual wine bottles and allowed to mature some more. Then labeling and final packaging is done then these wine bottles are off to be tasted by the world.