Why You Might Prefer Low Tannin Red Wines
Everyone has their own taste preferences, and some of us prefer to avoid wines with high tannins. Tannins occur naturally in plants and in wine grapes. In wine, tannins are predominantly water-soluble polyphenols.
Polyphenols have remarkable antioxidant properties, anti-carcinogenic properties, and antimicrobial properties. Still, though, some of us need to avoid them. Why? They will soon have their answer when a panel of wine sector experts assess wines made from the rootstocks under formal conditions at the University of Melbourne – ultimately determining their long-term winemaking prospects.
The wines – including five from the 2020 vintage and nine from the 2021 vintage have already been peer-reviewed by a panel of Mornington Peninsula winemakers.
Where Did Wine Come From?
- Jewish Fried Artichoke & Grechetto
- Carbonara & Lazio Bianco
- Garganelli alla Coda & Cesanese
The ancient Egyptians drank wine. Back then, wine was consumed by high society and beer was the commoner’s drink. The Egyptians got their inspiration from the Levant (modern day Israel, Lebanon, etc) who’d been making wine since 4000 BC. One ancient wine cellar was found in Armenia inside a cave on the side of a hill.
At both vineyards, Pinot Noir clone MV6 was grafted to 14 rootstocks with three replicates per treatment and one panel per replicate. Grapevines were also planted on their own roots as a control.
You’re a Supertaster
About 25% of the population has a heightened sensitivity to bitterness and this group is referred to as “supertasters.” If you dislike bitter beers, kale, black coffee, and radicchio, you might fall into this category. Not all tannin is bitter, but the tannin found in the stems and seeds of grapes usually is.
Many producers want to include such codes on their bottles, but struggle to maintain links or keep the information at the end of the rainbow up to date. Leveraging the power of the Global Wine Database, winemakers can dynamically generate wine information cards with scannable QR codes that lead to vetted wine information.