red wine



  • noun wine that becomes red because the grape skins are left for a time in the fermenting mixture


  • a style of wine made by crushing red or black-skinned grapes and leaving the juice in contact with the skins during fermentation to allow the colour and tannins from the skins to transfer to the wine. Rosé wines are made in the same way, but the skins are not kept in contact with the fermenting wine for as long.