During red wine maturation in contact with oak wood, C-glucosidic ellagitannins can react with anthocyanins, leading to new pigments. In this work the thermodynamic and kinetic constants of the network pH-dependent equilibrium of a new myrtillin (delphinidin 3-O-glucoside)-vescalagin hybrid pigment (1-deoxyvescalagin-(1 beta -> 8)-myrtillin) have been determined by UV-visible absorption and stopped-flow experiments and compared to those determined for myrtillin. The vescalagin substitution at the C-8' center of myrtillin entails important variations in the pigment behavior upon pH changes. The hybrid pigment showed lower p(a)(K') and p(a)(K) values and a much higher value of K-t. As a consequence, at moderately acidic pH values (4 < pH < 6), the percentage of the hemiketal is much lower and the quinoidal base and the (E)-chalcone represent higher percentages relative to those for myrtillin. Therefore, the hybrid pigment can provide in slightly acidic or neutral solutions an exceptionally different color compared to that of myrtillin.