Traditional New european low alcohol red and white wine Federweisser, Neuer Wein, Burcak, Vin bourru in glasses, black and green grapes bunches in wood tray over old wooden background. Flat lay, space. (Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Here's What Makes Red Wine And White Wine Different
By Stacie Adams
When it comes to wine knowledge, many people may ponder the difference between reds and whites. In addition to the obvious, there's also a significant difference in how these wines are manufactured.
According to Napa Cabs, red wine grapes are crushed with the skin still intact, while the skin is removed from white wine grapes before they are crushed. The skins give red wine its deep coloring and bold yet bitter flavor while adding a lot of tannins, but the lack of skin allows for a lighter color and a sweeter taste in the white wine.
Fruit flavors are central to all wines, and McClain Cellars explains that wines get their complex flavor profiles from compounds called stereoisomers. Red fruit flavors include cherry, red plum, raspberry, and strawberry, while white flavors include apple, apricot, pear, peach, and even pineapple.