White wine from red grapes
Is it possible to obtain white wines from red grapes ?
If you don’t know, you can take for granted that red wines correspond to red grapes and white grapes produce white wines. Which is correct.
But it’s not always true.
White wine from red grapes
The pulp of almost all varieties of grapes is almost colorless, except for the types called dry varieties, which have red pulp..
To verify what we are saying, just take a grape and peel it: you will notice that, regardless of the color of the berry, the pulp is always white.. Even black grapes have white flesh!
A matter of vinification
The pulp of almost all varieties of grapes is almost colorless, except for the types called dry varieties, which have red pulp.
To verify what we are saying, just take a grape and peel it: you will notice that, regardless of the color of the berry, the pulp is always white.
Even black grapes have white flesh!
White vinification, on the other hand, is done by fermentation of the must only without maceration of the solid parts of the bunch. Basically, once the grapes are pressed, the solid parts are separated from the liquid ones. This prevents dyes from being absorbed by the liquid and dyed.
what about red wine from white grapes ?
On the contrary, it is not possible to obtain red wines from white grapes. White grapes contain substances that can release a yellow-green color in all its multiple nuances. For this reason it is impossible to make a red wine from white grapes, even if the contact between solid and liquid parts should be particularly prolonged.
The so-called “orange wine” and macerated whites, respect other logics and still exceptions.
To obtain rose wines, white wines are not mixed with red wines, as many believe!
Or better, in some countries of the world it is also possible to do this, but not in Italy. Therefore, in order to create these misleading and popular wines, red grapes mainly used. But in this case the contact between the skins and the must is definitely less prolonged than what happens to obtain a red. This limited period of contact therefore gives the wine its characteristic rose color, in all its nuances.
At Cantina Poggio is born, from the union between Barbera and Merlot grapes, the “Vedova Nera”, a sparkling rosé refermented in bottle.
Its rosy color is obtained by a very short contact of the skins with must, just during pressing and nothing more. Let’s talk about an hour!
The wine is not then lightened with coals or other substances, to maintain its true and vivid characteristic color.
A rosé really pink!!!
Not microfiltered, it is bottled with its yeasts, so that it naturally referments in the bottle by action of these that then create the characteristic deposit on the bottom. It is a wine with a cherry pink color, with a fine and persistent perlage. Characterized by scents of clean and mellow red berries. In the mouth it is pleasantly fresh, with a delicate body and slightly perceptible tannins.
Food and wine pairings
Quoting Eros Teboni, SOMMELIER WORLD CHAMPION SINCE 2018:
<<Black Widow of Cantina il Poggio in combination with “Noodles with black garlic, mussels and pillow” by Giuseppe Biuso, Euro-Toques Italia member and chef a Michelin star of Il Cappero, at Therasia Resort Sea & Spa in Vulcanello (Me)
A Pét-Nat – refermented in bottle ndr – that fills the glass with red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry. A light vegetable note increases the complexity and intrigues the taste. Simple and enjoyable, delicate perlage and excellent freshness. The finish has a slight citrus note reminiscent of pink grapefruit and candied fruit. A product that finds space in moments of thirst, when you want to drink something refreshing and pleasant. Find space in the menu accompanying raw seafood and fish dishes. >>
With the passing of the years, the aging in bottle brings strong hints of yeast and pastry.
Cantina Il Poggio
In bottle fermentation