Great Tasting Dry Red Wine

If you really appreciate red wines, then you have probably wondered about the process of how to make a nice dry red wine. There are a variety of red wines from a full-bodied sweet tasting red to a very dry red wine. Where red wine draws its flavor is from the skin color of black or purple colored grapes.
Step one of making a dry red wine is to put it into a grape crusher. You will need a crusher to gently break the skins of the grapes. If you wish to include the stalks of the grapes into the crusher you will need to determine the amount of tannin you wish to have in the red wine being made.
You will need to put the grapes and their skins into a vat for the fermentation process. Fermentation is a process in red wine that should not be rushed, as it may take several weeks to complete the process. You will need to determine the temperature for the fermentation process - as a high temperature causes more tannin and color to be drawn from the grapes. In sealed vat, the fermenting process can be sped up considerably.
Fermenting the wine can be a slow process and is directly related to the flavor quality of the wine. The longer the fermenting process, usually means that the wine will hold more favor and color. What makes a dry red wine? A dry red wines, means that it contains very little residual sugar. Through the fermenting process, the sugar that is found naturally in the grapes have been converted into alcohol.
Next, you will want to put the remaining grapes into a wine press to be crushed to create a tannic wine. Sometimes wine makers will add a free run wine into the tannic wine to add more structure to the wine blend to ensure a drying tasting red wine.
Mix the press wine and the vat wine together and then transfer the wine to either a wine tank or a wine barrel for a second fermentation process. The second fermentation will take a longer processing time, but this time is needed to bring out the quality and taste of the wine. Remember, to make a dry red wine requires you to reduce the sugar content in the wine to almost non existent.
Red wines need to spend at least a minimum of one year in the wine barrel. This is not a process that should be rushed. Many excellent red wines spend several years in the barrels. A dry red wine is an excellent choice for having a longer stay in the wine barrels. You will need to add egg whites to the wine before it is filtered and bottled, as this is an important process for stopping yeast and other solids from forming.
Depending on the quality of your wine, you can now bottle and package your wine, or you may chose to continue to store your wine for a longer period of time until the wine is properly aged to perfection. The amount of time your wine will spend in the bottle is also important, but with a simple, delightful red wine, it is not necessary for red wine to spend a lot of time in the bottle to taste delicious. You can still have a dry red wine by reducing the sugar in the fermentation process. Keep in mind that the more complicated and complex the red wine the greater the need and benefit to allow your wine to age in the bottle to bring out both the fullness in flavor and color.

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