The nine family-owned wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail proudly introduced their first vintages from this fall’s harvest during the annual Nouveau Weekend event on Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16.
"Nouveau" is the French word for "new" and in wine making it applies to a specific style of wine produced just weeks after harvest. Nouveau typically is a red wine that goes through a rapid fermentation. This style of winemaking produces an aromatic, fruity, soft wine with vivid colors that are delicious and ready to drink shortly after harvest. These Nouveau wines can age for several years, however they are meant to be drank while young and at the height of flavor.