Recently, the wines of the New World are blossoming and start to be able to compete with those of the Old World, which refers to the most traditional places in terms of wine culture.
When we talk about wines from the New World, we mean wines from areas outside Europe’s vineyards or, as we have specified above, from the lands that have normally produced wine, such as Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, the Balkan countries and the United Kingdom.
The New World wines that are becoming more popular today come from places like Argentina, Chile, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, among others.
Wines from these countries have some different features from the latter, they have stronger colours, they are warm, ripe fruit flavoured… and they are totally conditioned by the climate of each particular country, normally warmer than the ones of the Old World.
Those from Argentina can already be found in restaurants worldwide and have a great success. One must think that it is the largest producer of wine in Latin America and the fifth largest producer in the world, so its importance is great. They are wines with an intense colour and body. Canada has been producing wine for many years. They are usually table wines, elaborated with grapes such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Gamey and Merlot.
It is not strange to see Australian wines in many corners of our country. They are flavoured wines. Australia is the sixth largest wine producer in the world, the Riesling and Semillon grape varieties stand out, and they elaborate them from European noble varieties.
South African wines are very special. The country currently has a vineyard area of a roundabout of 100,000 hectares and they are mainly made from white grape varieties. They are heavily popular and sold in many places. In a great part of the country they enjoy similar climates to the Mediterranean, so their flavours are also similar.
Dieter Meier Puro Malbec 2016, Ojo de Vino elaborates this Dieter Meier Puro Malbec 2016 (£11.97), a red wine from the region of Mendoza with the best Malbec grapes from the 2016 vintage
Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2017, a white wine made of sauvignon blanc of 2017 and comes with an alcohol content of 13%.