Red wine - What exactly is red wine?
The big difference in the manufacture of red wine and White wine mainly lies in the order of the manufacturing processes. That's how it will be Red wine fermented before pressing (so-called mash fermentation). The color of the grape skins dissolves and turns the transparent grape juice red. This process can take up to 30 days. At For white wine, fermentation often takes place after pressing (so-called must fermentation).
Red wine - origin and history
The most famous red wine growing regions in the world are in France, Spain, and Italy South Africa. France is especially for Cabernet Sauvignon known to Spain for Merlot and South Africa for Pinotage.
The story of red wine dates back about 8000 years. There is evidence to suggest that wine was being produced and consumed back then.
Red wine - smell and taste
Just like White wine and Rosé Red wine also has very special aromas in smell and taste. Although the aromas depend heavily on the grape variety, there are typical red wine aromas. Many grape varieties have aromas of red berries, spices and chocolate.
Red wine from South Africa
The special thing about South African red wines is the high number of hours of sunshine paired with the unique climate. The warm temperatures allow the red wines to mature very well and ensure very concentrated fruit aromas in the grapes. Additionally, the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean at the Cape. This creates an arctic sea current and a Mediterranean climate, which is perfect for growing red wine.
South African Red Wines - Order online in the shop
The The Chocolate Block from the Winery Boekenhoutskloof or the 1685 Shiraz from the Winery Boschendal are among the classics from South Africa. Also very special red wines like that Cabernet Sauvignon from the Winery Kanonkop delight wine lovers all over the world.
In our Online shop you will find a large selection South African red wines from different wineries. The WineStore (www.the-winestore.com) enables very easy and reliable ordering of red wines from South Africa.