February 10, 2007
One of the world’s favourite white wines is made from the red grapes of Pinot Grigio
We squeeze grapes to get the juice out.
For white wines, we throw the skins away. For red, we ferment the skins and juice all mashed up together.
With red grapes, like Pinot Grigio, we have to squeeze softly. Otherwise we’ll end up with rose or red wine.
The colour and a lot of the flavour is in the skins and a lot of the flesh just below.
When you make a white wine like Pinot Grigio from red grapes the colour contains a hint of gold.
White skinned varieties like Sauvignon Blanc give you wine with a touch of green.
Most champagnes are made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (red grapes). That’s why a glass of champagne has an aura of sunset.
Celebrate the colour of Pinot Grigio and Gewurztraminer and champagne.
If you see colour, you know there’s flavour.
Posted by graham knox at February 10, 2007 5:14 PM
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