Fruit Forward

Definition - What does Fruit Forward mean?

The term fruit forward is used to describe a wine that is especially "fruity." It indicates that there is a richness to the fruit character which dominates the overall aroma and flavor of the wine.

Some other descriptors used to describe a fruit forward wine are; jammy, extracted, New World style, juicy, etc.

WineFrog explains Fruit Forward

When a wine is described as "fruit forward," this indicates that it is dominant in aroma and flavors of mature fruit. It typically will also linger in the wine's finish. This may be the case for a red, white or rosé wine.

Here are some descriptors for each style that would represent a fruit forward wine:

Descriptors for Fruit Forward Red Wines

  • Berry preserves
  • Cassis (the liquer)
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry Tart
  • Lingonberry
  • Elderberry

Descriptors for Fruit Forward White Wines

  • Apple turnover
  • Tropical
  • Marmalade
  • Lemon curd
  • Lychee
  • Melon

Descriptors for Fruit Forward Rosé Wines

  • Strawberry jam
  • Melon
  • Tropical
  • Watermelon candy
  • Red cassis
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