wine lands- Cape town
Situated within easy reach of Cape Town and famed for producing some of the world’s finest wines, the Cape Winelands delight travelers with their magnificent scenery, fine wines and mouth-watering meals.
What is wine made from?
Wine is an alcoholic beverage made with the fermented juice of grapes. Technically, any fruit is capable of being used for wine (i.e., apples, cranberries, plums, etc.), but if it just says “wine” on the label, then it’s made with grapes. (By the way, wine grapes are different than table grapes)
What is the difference between red wine and white wine?
White wine is primarily made with white grapes, and the skins are separated from the juice before the fermentation process. Red wine is made with darker red or black grapes, and the skins remain on the grapes during the fermentation process.
How long does it take to make wine?
Most wines take 5–21 days to ferment sugar into alcohol. A few rare examples, such as Vin Santo and Amarone, take anywhere from 50 days to up to 4 years to fully ferment! After the fermentation, vintners drain the freely running wine from the tank and put the remaining skins into a wine press.
How long does it take to go from grape to wine?
Grape juice transforms into wine during the fermentation process. To accelerate the process, winemakers add yeast to the juice to start fermenting. The yeast interacts with the sugars in the grapes, turning the sugar into alcohol. Fermentation takes around two to three weeks to complete.
What temperature is wine stored?
The optimum storage temperature for any wine is 55°F (~13°C), but you can safely store wine long-term in a range between about 45°F (~7°C) to 65°F (~18°C) if there is not a large change in temperature each day.