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!
December’s Wine Word of the MonthPosted on December 6, 2012 in Wine 101
Posted on December 6, 2012 in Wine 101