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It is not the flesh but the skin of the grape that gives colour - and flavour. Hence some drinkers find reds more ‘satisfying’ - simply because they have more flavour sources! While whites have apple/citrus flavours of pulp, these are ‘built over’ in reds by stronger red and black fruit, spicy and earthy flavours caused by maceration (soaking/fermenting on skins). This ‘leaching’ is almost exclusive to reds, also leading to fuller texture and weight of solids (phenolics). The most important phenolics - besides colour compounds - are tannins. From both skin and pip, the quality of tannins help red wines to age and determines their style as soft and fruity (low tannin) or firm and structured (high tannin). 

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  1. 2016 Tempier Bandol Classique

    2016 Tempier Bandol Classique

    91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    A special red from Bandol on the Mediterranean coast of Provence. The local Mourvedre grape's richness and dimension is here captured by boutique legends Domaine du Tempier. But they also ...
    $54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle
  2. 2014 Big Sky Martinborough Provenance Pinot Noir

    2014 Big Sky Martinborough Provenance Pinot Noir

    95 Points Sam Kim
    A rich and complex Martinborough Pinot and big step up from the excellent Big Sky standard. This new Provenance offering is a selection of the best fruit softened by quality oak. The result is a ...
    $44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle
  3. 2016 On Giant's Shoulders Martinborough Pinot Noir

    2016 On Giant's Shoulders Martinborough Pinot Noir

    94 Points Bob Campbell MW
    A gently complex, classy Pinot Noir from famous soils in Martinborough. On Giant's Shoulders is the label of Braden and Gabrielle Crosby, new owners of the mature vines that once supplied ...
    $45.99 in mixed 6+ or $51.99 per bottle

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