Grape Expectations – Here’s Why We Love Fruit-Forward Wines
Updated: Sep 8
One of the major differences between Old World and New World wines is that New World wines are generally more fruit-forward. If you’ve been in wine-tasting rooms before, you’ve probably come across the term “fruit-forward”. It’s a style term that is used to describe wines in which the prime flavors are that of fruit.
New World Wines & their Fruity Flavors
Fruit-forward wines are most prominent amongst New World wines. The wine grapes used in New World wines are riper than those of the Old World wines due the warmer climates of those regions. Wine that is made of ripe grapes tends to be more acidic. To balance the acidity and the strong taste of alcohol, New World wineries blend in fruity-flavors.
Tasting Fruit-Forward Wines
You’ll taste the fruitiness of the wine on the front of the palate where the flavor is emphasized. The fruity-taste is drives the taste of the wine.
In Old-World wines, the wine-making process used to make the wine gives it its taste. In fruit-forward wines, the taste is achieved using the very ripe grapes – the hero of the wine, is the grape.
Basically, fruit-forward wines emphasize tastes and aromas like raspberry and cherry instead of the earthy aromas (such as mushroom, leather & other herbs) which are prominent in Old World wines.
Generally fruit-forward wines originate in regions and countries such as the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Chile and Japan. Most modern wineries make fruit-forward wines that are more affordable than the wines of the Old World.
Compared to Old World wines allow for easy-drinking – perfect for newbies and wine –loves who want to indulge in wine without breaking their budget.
Fruit-forward wines of Solvang
Solvang is one of the few regions in the country which offers visitors a mix of vintage Danish wines as well as the modern fruit-forward wines that everyone loves.
Solvang is filled with lush vineyards and wineries that welcome visitors all years around. Solvang wineries offer a wide-variety of affordable wines that will delight your taste-buds.
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