Inside Wine: Tannins

These naturally occurring compounds are fundamental to red-wine production
Daniel Sogg
Issue: November 15, 2007

Tannins constitute a basic building block of red wines, contributing much to texture, balance and aging potential despite that they have no smell or flavor. The tannin profile of a wine depends on a number of factors, including the grape variety, growing season and winemaker's decisions.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 18, 2007.

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