Red wine is considered by many to be the king of wines, it is the most consumed in the world and probably the first to be elaborated in history.
Red wines are made with red grape varieties, the skin of which is what gives this color to the must and also provides other substances that give red wines different aromas and flavors.
The grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon, originally from France, is the most cultivated red grape in the world, followed by Merlot and Airén.
In Spain Tempranillo, originating in the Rioja Qualified Denomination of Origin, is the most cultivated grape variety, together with Garnacha, the red grape of Aragón.
How is red wine made?
The process of making red wine includes the following stages:
- De-stemming and crushing
- Clarifications and elaboration
- Each stage can be done in many ways and with variations that depend on the knowledge and art of each winemaker.
These different possibilities for making red wine mean that in the same area, with the same climate, we can find very different red wines, depending on whether they have been made in one way or another.
Types of red wine according to its aging
Before selling a red wine this can undergo a process of aging in oak barrels, which will serve to improve it, enhancing different organoleptic aspects of it.
According to the time of aging and in the barrel and permanence in the bottle we can find the following types of red wines:
Young red wine, which does not pass through the barrel and is bottled directly after its preparation.
Red wine crianza, reserve and great reserve, which have spent some time in the barrel and another in the bottle. Currently in Spain some Designations of Origin require different periods of stay in barrels and bottles, so we can not talk about deadlines that are also established for the whole Spanish territory.
In Vinopremier we put at your disposal a wide range of red wines and our sommeliers are at your disposal to advise you, browse our website and find your ideal wine.