Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-colored grape varieties. The actual color of the wine can range from intense violet, typical of young wines, through to brick red for mature wines and brown for older red wines. The juice from most purple grapes is greenish-white, the red color coming from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) present in the skin of the grape; exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red-colored juice. Much of the red-wine production process therefore involves extraction of color and flavor components from the grape skin. It is a delicacy around the world.
Slovenia has it all, from globally renowned red wines like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to special native ones like Refošk and Teran. Slovenia boasts a wide variety of both red and white wines.
Typical Slovenian red wines are: Pinot Noir (Modri Pinot), Blue Franconian (Modra Frankijna), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Refošk, Kraški Teran.