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Magazine Archives: May 15, 2001

Inside Wine: The Truth About Tannins

Daniel Sogg
Issue: May 15, 2001

Great wines must be balanced, an integration of concentrated flavors of ripe fruit with firm structure and backbone. In red wines, the backbone mostly comes from tannins, which are a natural component of the skins, seeds and stems of grapes. However, some winemakers are opting to give Mother Nature a boost with tannin additives.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2001.

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