By Polly L.
There are more and more colors popping up in the world of wine, making it more attractive and fashionable. But where do all these colors come from?
In a natural fermentation and production process of wines, the wine colors should be in pale yellow, gold, brown, garnet, rose, purple etc. Wines in other colors like blue would be adding different pigment, which is not the natural color of the wine.
There would be mainly three color categories in wine, including red, white and pink. And the color of different wines comes from the grape skin. There would be a term in the wine-making process called “maceration”. It refers to extracting colors from the grape skin by punching down the grape skin into the liquid. So, for red wines, the maceration time would be long enough to extract colors from the skin. While for a rose wine, it would be a short maceration. This color extracting method would not appear in white wine making.