Tannins act as an antiseptic agent against contaminating bacteria and protect against oxidation. It should be recalled that Tannat is exceptionally rich in polyphenols, which are natural anti-oxidants, making Tannat the best representative of the “French Paradox”, much envied by wine consumers all over the world. The anti-oxidant properties of Tannat play an essential part in protecting against cardio-vascular disease.
In his book “The Wine Diet”, published in France as “Boire mieux pour vivre mieux”, British-born Roger Corder, Professor of Experimental Therapeutics at the William Harvey Research Institute Queen Mary, University of London, publishes the results of a scientific study demonstrating that average life expectancy for men over 75 in south-west France is the highest for the whole of France. On the daily menu: fresh produce and… a glass of Madiran!
Below is a selection of articles about the benefits of Tannat on health:
Interview with Professor R. Corder in French at Dailymotion