South African red wines
Red wine - What exactly is red wine?
The big difference in the production of Red wine and White wine lies above all in the sequence of the production processes. Red wine, for example, is fermented before pressing (so-called mash fermentation). During this process, the colour of the grape skins dissolves and colours the transparent grape juice red. This process can last up to 30 days. With white wine, fermentation often takes place after pressing (so-called must fermentation).
Red wine - origin and history
The most famous red wine growing regions in the world are located in France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. South Africa. France is especially known for Cabernet Sauvignon Spain for Merlot and South Africa for Pinotage.
The history of the Red wine dates back about 8000 years. There is evidence to suggest that wine was already being produced and consumed at that time.
Red wine - smell and taste
Just like White wine and Rosé red wine also has very special aromas in its smell and taste. Although the aromas depend strongly on the grape variety, there are typical red wine aromas. Many grape varieties have aromas of red berries, spices and chocolate.
Red wine from South Africa
The special thing about South African red wines is the high number of sunshine hours coupled with the unique climate. The warm temperatures allow the red wines to ripen very well and ensure very concentrated fruit aromas in the grapes. In addition, the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean at the Cape. This creates an arctic ocean current and a Mediterranean climate, which is perfect for growing red wine.
South African red wines - Online order in the shop
The The Chocolate Block made by the winery Boekenhoutskloofor the 1685 Shiraz from the winery Boschendal belong to the classics from South Africa. Also very special red wines like the Cabernet Sauvignon from the winery Kanonkop are enjoyed by wine lovers all over the world.
In our Online shop you will find a large selection of South African red wines from different wineries. The WineStore (www.the-winestore.com) makes it very easy and reliable to order Red wines from South Africa.