Why tannins are important!

You either like them or you don’t: tannins in wine.

… a group of plant compounds found in the stems, skins and seeds of grapes. They help with the wine’s structure and storage life, although in their youth they can often leave a furry feeling on the tongue.

Tip: Pair young, tannin-rich wines – such as Nebbiolo or Cabernet varieties – with fat, protein and salt (i.e. meat!). This softens the tannins, making those young wines much smoother. And by ageing them, even the roughest tannins will mellow out all by themselves.

Wines with minimal tannins

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    Italy, Lazio
    100 % Merlot

    75 cl
    Sodale – Lazio igp Tenuta Montiano, Cotarella
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    Italy, Sardinia
    100 % Cabernet Sauvignon

    75 cl
    Marchese di Villamarina – Alghero doc, Riserva, Sella & Mosca
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    Italy, Piedmont
    100 % Barbera

    75 cl
    Montebruna – Barbera d'Asti docg, Braida