When people think of grapes, the thought of wine is never far behind. This is because wine making generally involve grapes. Wine has been around for a long time and is probably the most loved alcoholic drink.
Superior red wine is made from Shiraz or Syrah grapes, a variety of select grapes grown worldwide. As grapes may vary from region to region, so can the types of wine derived from these grapes differ in color and quality.
While other wine manufacturers have tried making wine from different fruits, most still use grapes to make their wines. This is true because grapes need less sugar and less flavorings when they are processed to make wine.
The alcohol content of wine is the metabolic product of yeast in wine making. Grapes are generally sugary to begin with so makes of wine just need to add yeast to ferment it.
Syrah grapes have high sugar content. Wine producers that use this type of grapes make sure that they pick the grapes at the right time which is essential in producing quality wines.
The pigment on the skin of the ripe Shiraz grapes gives its wine the rich red color. The grapes are pressed with the skin and seeds intact. Extracting the juice from the gathered grapes is the next step in wine making.
The next step is to combine yeast to ferment it. The mixture is placed in vats at this time and allowed to mature. Select wines are then aged in oak barrels. Oak barrels are said to add more character to wine.
The last step before this premium wine is sold to the market is done. After some time in the oak vessels, the wine is transferred to individual wine bottles and allowed to mature some more. Then labeling and final packaging is done then these wine bottles are off to be tasted by the world.