SOFT STRAW YELLOW
The tonality of white wines that are very young, and have
a light body and alcohol content. The tint can be an indication of a
defective wine due to exaggeration in filtration or an excessive use
of clarifying agents.
STRAW YELLOW WITH GREEN NUANCES
Some types, especially with very fresh wines, have
greenish reflections due to the presence of chlorophyll. These wines
tend to retain the green pigment of the grape.
The tonality of wines on a yellow colour scale. The
degree of the colour's intensity varies according to the stage of
the wine's evolution.
The tonality of wines having a characteristic yellow
colour, derived from the grape variety, the choice of harvested
grapes, and the enology.
The golden yellow colour, no longer vivacious, can give indications
of the stage of evolution of straw yellow wines, resulting in
An amber tint is typical of wines made from partly dried
grapes or fortified versions. When wines that are originally straw
yellow develop an amber hue, it is a sign of a loss of quality
because of oxidation.
The tonality of wines having a reddish colour with soft,
intermediate reflections. Wines with a pink colour may obtain
numerous tonalities depending on the duration of the wine's contact
with the skins during maceration and/or the intensity of the grape
The tonality of wines having a soft red colour, almost
transparent, vivacious, with ruby tendencies.
PINKISH CHERRY RED
The tonality of wines on a red colour scale. The
characteristic tonality of the colour is of cherries.
The colour is red with purple reflections, similar to the
colour of peonies or the tint of a cardinal's robe. These purple
reflections are more evident when looking away from the center of
the goblet and looking toward the edge.
The tonality of the colour generally present in red wines.
The colour is similar to the seeds of the pomegranate and
is typical of mature red wines and those with remarkable structures.
Colour which wines with remarkable bodies take on during
the best maturation period.