This article explores the question of the weekly quiz that asked if the wine whites are obtained only from white grapes. In our experience, this is certainly one of the curiosities that most crowd the minds of wine lovers who have just started to go into it. Let’s find out together!
ARE WHITE WINES OBTAINED ONLY FROM WHITE GRAPES?
- The peel
- Correct answer
If you do not know, it can be taken for granted that red wine corresponds to red grapes, and white wine corresponds to white grapes.
But in truth, the pulp of almost all the grape varieties is almost colorless, except for the types called tintoree varieties, which have red pulp.
2. THE PEEL
The color of the wine is given exclusively by the skin of the grapes. If to produce rosé wines the skins of red grapes are left in contact with the must for a very short period (generally 24-48 hours is the time necessary to extract the aromatic compounds but not the pigments), to produce white wines from red berried grapes it is necessary to immediately separate the solid parts from the liquid ones. This process is the so-called white vinification: the skins – full of anthocyanins (the pigments naturally contained in them) – in this way will not be able to release their color.
Among the wines produced with white vinification we remember the Pinot Nero grape variety, for the Franciacorta and Champagne bubbles, the so-called Blanc de Noir, or champagne obtained from black grapes, and Pinot Grigio.
3. CORRECT ANSWER
The correct answer to the weekly quiz is number 2.
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