UNDERSTANDING TANNINS IN WINE: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE
Tannins are natural compounds found in grape skins, seeds, and stems.
They are responsible for the bitterness and astringency in wine.
Tannins give wine its structure and texture, and help it age well.
Red wines generally have more tannins than white wines.
Tannins can be detected by the dry, puckering sensation they leave in the mouth.
Tannins can be softened by aging, decanting, or pairing with fatty foods.
Tannins are an important factor to consider when pairing wine with food.