April 7th, 2016
The earliest red wines made were likely closer in appearance to today's rosés than to modern red wines. Many of the winemaking techniques used to make today's darker, more tannic red wines were not widely practiced in ancient winemaking. Both red and white wine grapes were often pressed soon after harvest, with very little maceration time, by hand, feet or even sack cloth creating juice that was only lightly pigmented.
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