Vinification or winemaking
in simple words
Vinification or winemaking is the process that leads from grape to wine. We can distinguish two types: red and white vinification. In red vinification we use red grapes. With extraction (juice and skin stay together for a while) we get the pigments that give colour and tannins to the wine. Absence of extraction and immediate removal of the skins gives us white wines, even if the grapes are red, such as Moschofilero. The main difference between red and white vinification is to keep the skin and juice of the grapes in contact. If the process lasts for a short time, it will give us rosé wines.