We've all heard the term tannins mentioned when talking about wine. But what is tannin? Tannin is an organic component, which the scientific community calls polyphenol, and is present in plants, wood, leaves and fruit peels. Its function is to protect them against insects, ultraviolet radiation and microbial infections.
The answer? It depends. It all started at a time when the most popular wines like red Bordeaux had a very high concentration of tannins. This feature was very useful for preserving wine on long voyages by ship, however, it also had a major problem: young wines were unpalatable and needed years of maturation to soften tannins. Nowadays, several factors influence the longevity of a wine, the quality of the grapes, the winemaking process, a go
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