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Tasting Wines -> Colors of Wines


A yellow hue with greenish tinges
A hue generally found within range of those newly white, light and freshen. Stems from a rigorous vinification of grape ultimately harvested well in advance (forward harvesting), therein highly energetic cantina or enological practice is imbued.
Speaking of which, clarification and filtering spring into mind.
This could be described as a hue of “light yellow” in that strong greenish tinges prevail “. Tinges in color tend to fade away bygone the first year of life.
Yellow-straw found within the range of young wines, knowingly, determiner of a good balance between acidity to lightness ratio. As such, found within range the wines obtained from grape vinification harvested at full physiological maturation (equilibrium between sugars and acids) -late harvesting.
 The rate of intensity in both yellowish and greenish hues would hinge on the environmental conditions, the type of grape, ethnological so-techniques and the age of a wine.

Golden yellow
Most often hue found in white wines likely to display higher sugar-rate amount, obtained from well-seasoned grapes (raisins) or aged in oak barrels (ex Cova de Ursa).  Characteristically such Golden Yellow seemingly lagging crispness or liveliness in which point indicator of a certain evolution of the wine negative-wise, as a consequence of the oxidation-process that is in far more advance state.

Yellow Amber
This hue indicates characteristics found generally in those white wines obtained from combined vinification techniques, whereby the grape is left under the sun to dry off so as to build up the highest sugar concentration rate similar when the wine is overlong aged. (Ex Moffat, Vinho do Porto).
Purple red
Lilaceous hue a descriptor of quite young red-wine, in which imbalance definitely exists of acidity to astringency.  Comprise combination of red with lilaceous casts. Therefore purple is indicator for youth.  Favored synonym closed.
Ruby red
Most often a hue said to belong to a young red that bears certain acid balance to tannic. Indicator of a wine thought to be at its best health and conservation state, ready to consume.

Red-scarlet to Burgundy
Determined the hue wavelength of light red, Burgundy, tawny and dark brown. Incidentally found in the great wines of long aging process. It’s a sign of well-balanced wine in essence. Tinges in color range from brown to slightly orange, and bound to become lighter with aging. By the way, orange to brown indicate maturity. Whenever present this hue in young wines determines defective otherwise precocious sate of maturation thus advanced degradation of the produce. In brief, if properly mastered such compound properties enhance the derived pleasure of tasting, tenfold.

The ideal in winetasting conditions
 In order to attain the ideal conditions for wine judging certain guidelines is needed
Well lit area by natural light most definitely.
Avoid room-temperature over 24 C.
The temperature at which a wine is served
A suitable all-purpose wine glass, tulip shaped.
A suitably white background.
When pouring the wine no more than two-thirds.

Colors of Wines Winetasting Glossary