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young wine

new wine (GB)
vin nouveau (F)
vino nuovo (I)

Name for a wine, its alcoholic fermentation not yet finished and not yet from the yeasts is separated (not yet clarified). In common usage, wines of the current vintage or wines intended for rapid use are also named in this way. Other 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 differ considerably from wines that have been aged for a long time colour and taste differ. You simply cannot add any flavors ( flavorings ) that are only slowly developing at the bottle aging respectively. aging develop.

The trend is towards young wines with enjoyment within the first one to two years. This is especially true for white wines. The majority of (especially younger) consumers crave it and the producers take part in it winemaking of course consideration. This development started in the mid-1980s. However, there are country-specific customs. In France, for example, there is mainly Burgundy and Bordeaux a centuries-old tradition of mature plants. Austria and partly also Germany are “Junwein drinker countries”. Austria in particular has always been a “Heuriger drinking country” ( Winery = current wine vintage) and a " Age “Is only valued by a minority.

The well-known winemaker Josef "Pepi" Umathum, a doyen and winegrower philosopher within the Austrian winegrowing scene aptly put it like this: “Youth is the magic word. Youth is in, you just have to look at the advertising. Wine is also in, so it is perfectly clear that young wine is in ” . However, a certain trend reversal is slowly taking place. People who explicitly order young wines in restaurants and call older vintages "shopkeepers" are now increasingly beginning to "understand" aged wines and appreciate their special qualities. See in detail under the keywords bottle aging. durability and maturity,

Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures or cellar techniques, as well as the wine, sparkling wine and distillate types regulated by wine law are under the keyword winemaking contain. There is extensive wine law information under the keyword wine law,

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