How Does a Wine get its Colour?

How Does a Wine get its Colour?

Tom Lloyd

Did you ever wonder what the color of the wine determines? We all know that grape wine is manufactured. Many believe that red wines are created of red grapes? But they're not, they're composed of black raisins.

Ruby, crimson red and garnet colors can be classified as red wines.
The color ranges from faint stroke to rich gold in white wines. The skin contact is the color of the raisins. Before the fermenting process, the grapes are collected and removed. The red color of the skin of the grapes bleeds the wine throughout the process.


However, the grape juice is separated from the peel in white wines before the process of fermentation begins. A pigment known as anthocyanine results from the red hue. The colouring or staining of red wines is the responsibility.
It is also present in other products like cherries and blueberries.

Some interesting facts about wine colour:

  • A blend of red and white grapes is the popular and much loved Champagne. Yes, you read it properly. You read it properly. It also makes up Pinot Noir and lesser-known Pinot Meunier red grapes. It also makes Chardonnay grapes.
  • Zinfandel grapes usually create a rosé, although white Zinfandel is a rosé.
    The difference is the way Zinfandel grapes are processed.
  • The wine's age might depend on the wine's tint. With age, red wines tend to lose color. They are becoming brown.
  • The wine will still seem red after the 85% loss of anthocyanin (color pigment).
  • You will notice the colours or tints in red on a white background.
    The vivid red-violet-blue colours are young red wines.

When it comes to wine, we've all heard the older the better.
Beware, though, that it doesn't go brown so late.
So, next time you choose to organize a party, or go with your friends or family to a restaurant, you may play a fun, wine or trivia game and become a winner.