- Jan 19, 2022
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- Central Alberta
Sur lie.. Sir Lee-eh. It's french and thus is pronounced with a fancy accent. Much like Cabernet, but I'm just being pedantic.I guess my point was “don’t stress about timetables”. Once it’s off the gross lees and cleared you can age for a long time without racking again. Some will go a year or more without racking. There are some interesting posts here about purposely leaving it on the lees and regularly mixing them back into the wine for an extended period of time. I think it’s called Sur Lee Aging… I haven’t tried it yet.
ETA- that method is for grape wines I believe. I don’t remember reading about it for fruit wines but who knows.