Red Wines

Red wine is one of the oldest and most popular drinks in the world, at the same time it is a type of wine mostly made from fermented red grape musts. Discover the best selection of Red Wines.

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Red wine

Red wine is one of the oldest and most popular drinks in the world. The findings show that grapes have been turned into wine since 5000 BC. It is doubtful that the wine was as excellent and versatile then as it is today.

Today, red wine is produced from many grape varieties, some of which are Grenache, Macabeo, Parellada, Tempranillo, Xarel·lo, Sumoll, Picapoll red, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Monastrell, Petit Verdot, Pinot noir, Cariñena (Samsó), Syrah, Trepat. You will find a great selection of different red wines in our store, whether varietal or as a cuvée! You can easily buy them from the comfort of your sofa. A cuvée is a wine made from two or more grape varieties. The "blend" gives red wines something that really appeals to the variety of aromas and flavors.

Red wine is produced in almost every D.O. Catalanes. The producers are small or medium-sized wineries and only the Torres company stands out as the largest in the sector. While export sales are good, wines are little known in the domestic market. Restaurants in Catalonia consume 30% of Catalan wine and food chains 50%. Wines D.O offers you the perfect opportunity to order the best Catalan D.O red wines online at great prices and receive them directly at your home. You will love our red wines!

Red wine gets its red color from the skin of the grapes. The color spectrum of red wine is very versatile, it can range from brick red to ruby ​​red to dark violet, which looks almost black. The intensity of the color of the red wine depends, among other things, on the duration of the fermentation of the puree. Unlike white wine, red wine is not crushed immediately after harvest, but the grapes are just scratched and opened so that the juice can escape. The wine is then left to ferment for several weeks. This is how skin color gets into the juice. Red wine expands even more after the fermentation of the puree. This usually happens in stainless steel tanks or in wooden barrels. The best red wines are aged in oak barrels, the so-called barrels. Red wine making usually takes two years, but can also take up to 5 years or more for fine wines. In our shop you will find a large selection of first class red wines.

In every Wines D.O. red wine, you will find a wealth of information, for example on how it has been aged, whether in simple wooden barrels, barrels or stainless steel tanks. The stainless steel tank doesn’t mean the wine is bad, on the contrary! Red wines that have been aged in stainless steel tanks are usually more fruity and fresh because they have not absorbed the heaviness of the wood. The taste and aromas of a wine depend on many factors. The most important are the grape variety, the place where the grapes grow, also known as terroir, the climate, the weather, the maceration time, the shape and duration of the expansion. A red wine can range from fruity and light to heavy and smoky.

It is best enjoyed between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius, that is, below room temperature. Red wine goes well with dark meats such as beef or game, but also with pasta. If your wine bottles have a natural cork, store them horizontally at a humidity of at least 60%. The rest of the bottles can also be stored in an upright position, but in any case in cool places protected from light, and shocks must also be monitored. You can store an open bottle of red wine in the refrigerator for a day or two, tightly closed. Red wine must be removed from the fridge in time before drinking, otherwise it will not be able to develop its full aroma.

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