OK to be oaky?

时间:2019-03-07 06:08:17166网络整理admin

Tannins from wooden barrels can dramatically change the taste of a wine, but no one knows if the ellagitannins in oak make for good or bad wine. Tannins usually give a bitter, acidic taste, but ellagitannins are also antioxidants, which can stop wine becoming sour and unpleasant over time. Steve Matta and Bruce Beaver from Dusquesne University in Pittsburgh are analysing white oaks in Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania, in an attempt to correlate their genetic make-up,