New-wave wines for a new generation of wine drinkers
Wine makers are having to prove their mettle in catering to the tastebuds of new patrons as well as traditional ones
One of the issues that faces wine producers is the need to adjust to the savors of younger alcoholics without “losing ones” traditional customer base. If you’ve been a fan of, say, rioja for years, more mature, oakier vintages such as Booths’ Gran Norte Rioja Reserva 2011 ( PS12. 50; 13.5% abv) may be most to your savor, whereas if you’re a recent convert, you may prefer a more vibrant style such as the Ramon Bilbao Rioja Vinedos de Altura 2014 ( PS12. 50 Great Western Wine; 13.5% abv ), which went perfectly with the suckling animal I had at a Peruvian restaurant the other day. If you don’t see the words reserva or gran reserva on the label, chances are it’s a modern rather than traditional style.