Aging Time

Discussion in 'Wine Making' started by BrewJen, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. BrewJen

    BrewJen Member

    They say wine gets better with age, until it turns to vinegar anyway. How long do you age your wine? What's the minimum amount of time you've been able to wait?
  2. clarkdart

    clarkdart Active Member

    From what I have read as I only deal with beer, when it comes to wine you want at least 2-3 months to ferment. After that are you going to drink it or just bottle it? My brother who does this (for his wife) lets it sit shelved for about 5-6 months and then it is good to go.
  3. BrewJen

    BrewJen Member

    That is much shorter than I would have expected. I thought you had to wait at least a year before you could drink wine. Thanks!
  4. clarkdart

    clarkdart Active Member

    I think it only depends on the type you are making and how well you want it to actually taste. I have heard of it going past those time lines but I think that is the shortest that he has tried (so far).
  5. Maverick

    Maverick Member

    I never knew that if you let wine sit long enough, that it turns to vinegar. That's interesting little tidbit. Six months does sound about right though.
  6. Nicky

    Nicky Member

    Two days. I have absolutely zero patience.:D

    Actually, two months. I don't like my wine too ripe. But then again, I don't drink too much wine so I guess I shouldn't be too picky.
  7. William Beckett

    William Beckett New Member

    I like to drink wine mixed with coke and vinegar.

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