What Are Tannins in Wine?

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Tannins in wine are polyphenolic compounds that bind to and precipitate proteins. They are found principally in the bark, leaves, and undeveloped fruit of a wide range of plants. They are used as antioxidant and natural preservatives that help to give wine structure and texture.
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Tannins are a chemical derivative that are produced by plants. They give red wine the tart, dry, and puckery feeling that occurs in your mouth when you take a sip. You can also taste tannins in unripened fruit.
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tannin in red wines comes from the juice being left with the skins for a period.the tannin itself is primarily tannic acid,brown and bitter,similar to tea.
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