Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I was interested in questioning which wines are less sweet and posses higher levels of antioxidants?


Typically red wines have a higher antioxidant content. While there may be some differences between the grape varieties this kind of analysis is not readily available as their cost is certainly significant and the results may change from one year to the next making that information an expensive proposition!

As far as sweetness is concerned none of our wines except the dessert wines are sweet. The usual level being 1 to 3 or 4 grams per liter. As a comparison even a Dry Sparkling contains 10g/l for instance.

Often what people mean by sweet is actually fruity. The fruit sensation can be present without actual sugar but influences the drinker to think in terms of sweetness.


Dr Mic

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