how long shold you let red wine age in a carboy? It is ready...

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6 years ago #1
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how long shold you let red wine age in a carboy? It is ready now to bottle but if I leave in longer will it affect it in some way?

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6 years ago #2
bob1
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what do you mean its ready? And is the bottom of carboy clear?

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6 years ago #3
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Guest wrote:
how long shold you let red wine age in a carboy? It is ready now to bottle but if I leave in longer will it affect it in some way?


As long as you protect it from the light and air and add sufficient sulfites from time to time it will actually age nicer in a carboy in bulk than in a bottle. The effect of longer is better wine. I have a Supertuscan in my basement which I originally blended 2 years ago and it's still in a carboy racked twice. In fact I think I will go down now and check the airlock- mine have lids but they still dry out sometimes. I have a blueberry that is at least one year down there too.
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6 years ago #4
Forest
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It is ready to bottle next week buy the instructions but I just wondered if I leave it there longer how does it effect it.

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6 years ago #5
Fores
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Thanks, that is what I needed to hear!

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