- Everyday red wines have about a 5-year life span while white or rose wines may last 2 to 3 years.
- Generally, the higher the tannin in red wines which is derived from the skins the longer the wine can age. Tannins act as a preservative. Age worthy wines have structured tannins.
- The wine’s balance (tannin, acidity, fruit flavor, and alcohol) is critical.
- High levels of sweetness of some wines like dessert wines such as Sauternes have been known to age for 50 years or more.
General Wine Information / Oct 6th, 2020
The most expensive bottle of wine is the one that goes bad while it was aging in your wine cellar. Knowing how long to age a wine is tricky. Most wines worldwide are produced to drink not age.