The Chemical Composition of Wine: What Chemicals are in Wine?

(Complete Chemical Composition of Wine Breakdown Below)


This chemical composition of wine graphic doesn’t represent every wine, but was put together as a baseline of what’s in wine. Red wines vary in alcohol content from 11% – 15% generally, which would change the above model.

Also if you read The Healthiest Wines article, you’ll see that the resveratrol content can vary depending on the growing conditions as well.

There is no other graphic representation of the anatomy of red wine that we were able to find. If you have questions or comments, please go to the Contact Us page and let us know.

We did find a few books on the subject, however. The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass is a highly recommended book by Jamie Goodie. Also available are Understanding Wine Technology: The Science of Wine Explained, New Edition and Understanding Wine Technology: The Science of Wine Explained, New Edition.

Vitamin Content of Wine

  • thiamin
  • riboflavin
  • niacin
  • Vitamins A, B, K & G
  • folate
  • choline
  • betaine
  • lutein
  • zeakanthin

Mineral Content of Wine

  • Sodium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Fluoride
  • Selenium

Heart Healthy Nutrient Content of Wine

Other Chemical Compounds in Wine

  • Sugar
  • Sulfites
  • Grape Thumatin-like proteins
  • Amino Acids
  • Citric Acid
  • Gallic Acid
  • Tartic Acid
  • Mallic Acid
  • Succinic Acid
  • Acetic Acid
  • Lactic Acid

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