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Focusing on Research Winemaking: Pigments in Grapes - Anthocyanins

August 31, 2020

Dr. Aude Watrelot

As explained in the previous newsletter (April 2020), “tannins in grapes”, the differences between white and red wines are due to polyphenols, as they play a major role in the wine color, texture, and taste. Among the large group of polyphenols, anthocyanins are red pigments responsible for the red-purple color of grape skins, and sometimes grape flesh.