Wine... who doesn't like to enjoy a glass of wine? We use it to celebrate, to toast with those we love most, to have a good time... If we think about it, we are used to relating it to good moments and stories that have marked us.

Although... Are you sure you know how to differentiate between wines? Or, would you like to know a little more about them? Well, it's in the post indicated!

Today we are going to talk about the differences that exist between some red wines: between young wine, aged wine and reserve wine</strong >.


However, in order to value what we have in our hands today, it is necessary and important to know the history of where does wine come from, who discovered it, what was its value...To do this, we go back to the year 3000 BC It was then that, in the middle of the Bronze Age, in Ancient Mesopotamia, archaeologists discovered signs of the first wine harvest. Later, this new knowledge reached Egypt; What's more, the vine was cultivated around the Nile River, since it was an ideal territory for its growth. All this led to the development of an important work activity. What the Egyptians did was ferment the must and produce red wine. Little by little, red wine became an element that made the person who owned it someone with high social status. Without a doubt, it was also served at great festivals and religious rites. It was such a precious commodity that, when the pharaohs died, they were buried with several clay vessels with wine inside. On the pyramids, drawings of the cultivation of the vine, of the vessels with the wine...All this shows how important and valuable This drink became thousands and thousands of years ago. A
from here, the cultivation of vines and the production of wine extended… until our days.


At that time, it was probably unknown what type of wine was produced. The most important thing was to get it and own it. For us, the problem does not lie in obtaining it, since we have a multitude of wines at our disposal, of different varieties and qualities. However, we rarely know how to value what we have in our hands. What is a vintage wine? And a young wine? We are going to resolve all those doubts.
To begin, it is essential to know, in a basic way, the steps for the wine making process. The first of all is the type of grape that is chosen to process the wine. There are many types, each wine is made up of different types of grapes. Next, the harvest or vintage is carried out, which consists of collecting the grapes. This step is not so simple since, depending on what wine we want to obtain, there is an optimal season and time to harvest them, so it will be chosen precisely.
When the grapes have been harvested, they are transported to the winery to treating the grapes in order to obtain a red wine or a white wine, and then the alcoholic fermentation proceeds.

The fermentation process consists of ensuring that the sugars found in the must of the wine ferment through the action of yeasts. From this point, the wine will follow different paths to obtain a young, aged or reserve red wine.


Let's start with young wine. Young wine is one that, once fermentation has finished
alcoholic is bottled. This type of wine is also called “Cosechero wine” because it has been produced in the harvest of the specific year. It is a wine that has to be consumed during the year, or within a maximum period of two years. The young wine is characterized by having a floral aroma, typical of the vine in which it has grown, since it has not been stored in any wooden barrel or other container. In addition, it has a fruity flavor, which will remind us of cherries, peaches... In short, it can be said that it is a fresh and cheerful wine.


We continue with the aged red wine. Unlike the wine explained above, aged red wine, after the fermentation process, is left to rest in a wooden barrel so that several physical-chemical processes can develop that will give it specific characteristics. This type of wine spends at least a year stored in the barrel, although it is then bottled and allowed to age for approximately a couple more years. As you can deduce, it is a wine that will go on sale from the third year of life.

It should be noted that, in addition, it can be consumed between ten and fifteen years after its production, as long as it is stored under appropriate conditions.

Its main characteristics are that it has a ruby red color and, in its aroma, the smell of wood stands out due to its aging process in the barrel. Its flavor is stronger than young red wine, it has more body and consistency. It is an ideal wine to accompany game meats or greasy fish, such as salmon.


Finally, we will talk about reserve red wine. It stands out that its aging period includes at least three years. And, like aging wine, at least one of them spends it in the barrel. It is a wine with a brick color, reminiscent of the aging process it has undergone. The aroma it provides us is a fan that includes the smell of wood, resin, and leaves behind the fruity smell that the young wine offered us. As for its flavor, it is more robust, velvety and remains on our taste buds for longer, allowing us to enjoy this appreciated drink.

As you can see, each wine tells us its story: where it comes from, how it was created, what is part of it... We just have to enjoy it, savor it and appreciate all the nuances it provides us.

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