Thursday, September 29, 2016

Red Vs. White - What's the Difference?

While the main difference between these two types of wine is the color, there are actually many differences that go deeper than the color. At Seven Springs Winery, we feature thirteen different wines varying from dark red to light red and several shades of white. If you're looking for the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can't go wrong with any of our fantastic selections! Check out these delicious differences between red and white wine before you come out and sample them for yourself.

Taste the Tannins

There's a small difference in red and white, and that is known as tannins. Not only does this adjust the flavor of the wine, but also the color and characteristics. Red wine generally contains more tannins than white, which is what causes some of these difference.

Red Wine

You can get red wine, basically from fermenting grape juice. It will often contain the pieces of grapes and even their skin. Because of that, the tannins from the skin stems, and even seeds seep out into the wine which is what can cause the coloring.

White Wine

While you may have assumed that white wine is made from green grapes and red wine is made from red and black grapes, this isn't always the case. White wine is accomplished because the skins, seeds, and stems are not included in the pressing process, thus keeping fewer tannins in the white wine - making it white.

Is There A Difference In Alcohol Content?

In many cases, you will find that the alcohol content in red wine is higher than white. This is caused by the amount of sugar present in the in the wine during the fermentation process. More sugar equals
more alcohol. Generally, the grapes that make a red wine not only have a higher sugar content, but they are allowed to stay on the vine longer than white wine grapes - allowing for a riper grape.

Is There a Body Difference?

No, we're not talking about the way they affect YOUR body, just the body of the wine. You will find that red wines generally have more body, or mouthfeel, because they have higher levels of tannins, high alcohol content, and the process they are fermented is different.

Red Wine at Seven Springs Winery

Blushing SpringsSparkling red wine, sweet berry aromas with a semi-sweet finish.

Spring RedSemi-sweet red with a hint of black cherry and a velvet finish.
Aromas of currant, blackberry, black pepper with a subtle vanilla oak finish.

NortonAn opaque deep plum color, tobacco, oak. Full bodied, spicy smooth persistent finish.

Sangria RojoA light, refreshing blend of sprite, orange juice, and Dry Rougeon wine

Seven’s Red HeavenBeautiful deep plum color with refreshing, Crisp fruit flavors & a distinct sweet finish.

Left SideA 2001 Vintage Norton blended with a 2008 fortified Norton.

White Wine at Seven Springs Winery

Dry VignolesAromas of Tangerine and oranges. Crisp vibrant acidity precedes a long and refreshing finish.

ChardonelLight to medium straw color. Medium body, fruity with toasted oak.

TraminetteLight straw with green hues. Light bodied, with a fruity yet off dry finish.

VignolesMid straw color with olive green tone. Flavorful bodied, peach, melon & citrus.

Spring FlingLight straw color with a lime green rim. Light bodied with fruity, citrus & lychee.

Muscato SparklingBrilliant, light straw, tropical fruit & flowers. Light bodied, fruit forward sparkling finish.

Best Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks

Are you looking for a good place to compare white wine and red? Our winery is the perfect place! You can come try three wines for free, or for a small fee you can try ALL of our wines and even get a special souvenir glass. Our winery is beautifully situated in the Ozark hills near the Lake of the Ozarks, and it's a perfect getaway whether you're on vacation, or you are a full-time Lake dweller. We hope to see you out here soon for a glass of your favorite vino.

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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