Term for a wine whose alcoholic fermentation not yet finished and not yet of the yeasts separated (not yet clarified). In common parlance, wines of the current vintage or wines intended for rapid use are thus also named. Further names with partly similar meanings are Winery. Junker and Primus (Austria), Joven (Spain), Nouveau (France) and Novello (Italy). Young wines have a special quality, they can significantly relate to longer matured wines colour and taste differ. You just can not get any flavor nuances ( flavorings ), which only slowly at the bottle aging or. aging develop.
The trend is on young wines with a pleasure within the first one to two years. This is especially true for white wines. The majority of (especially younger) consumers are demanding and producers are taking on the winemaking of course, consideration. This development began in the mid-1980s. However, there are country-specific customs. In France, for example, there are mainly in the Burgundy and Bordeaux a centuries-long tradition of mature plants. Austria and partly also Germany are however "Junweintrinker countries". Especially Austria has always been a "heuriger drinking country" ( Winery = current vintage) and a " Older "Is rather valued by a minority.
The famous winemaker Josef "Pepi" Umathum A doyen and winemaker philosopher within the Austrian winegrowing scene put it aptly: "Youth is the magic word. Youth is in, you just have to look at the advertisement. Wine is also in, so it's completely clear that young wine is in " . Slowly, however, there is a certain trend reversal. People who explicitly order young wines in restaurants and call older vintages "storekeepers" are increasingly beginning to "understand" mature wines and appreciate their special qualities. See in detail under the keywords bottle aging. durability and maturity,
Complete listings of the numerous vinification measures and cellar techniques, as well as the wine-regulated wine, sparkling wine and distillate types are under the keyword winemaking contain. Comprehensive information on wine law is available under the keyword wine law,