Hybrid grape variety wines can be a challenge for winemakers. Often, hybrids produce high volumes of wine leaving winemakers uncertain what to do with all of it. As consumer recognition of the varietal name may not be well understood, hybrid wines may see slow sales or go bad in the bottle. Furthermore, due to lower interest and a lack of quality standards, hybrids may get produced into lower quality wines.
This presentation addresses hybrid variety wines and how winemakers can address their creation with more creativity. In this webinar, the following topics are covered:
- Common sensory characteristics associated with hybrid wines.
- How some sensory characteristics may be advantageous for specific wine styles and creating differentiation from Vitis vinifera
- A review of wine styles and those that are most appropriate for hybrid varieties.
Video length: 41 minutes