Category: Wine 101
Tannin : A polyphenolic compound derived from a grape’s skins, seeds and stems. A tannin is what gives young red wine that astringent-like quality, most often described as bitter. Tannins contribute to the longevity of the wine and often soften and improve as the wine ages. Salut!
Bouquet : The odors in wines from fermentation, processing, and aging, especially ones that may develop after bottling.