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skyfire322

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I've got two six gallon carboys and a primary. One of the carboys is my red which is bulk aging for the next month and a half, so I was curious if I could start the white (RJS Reisling Traminer).

I was thinking by the time the white is done fermenting and clarifying, both would be ready to bottle at the same time, or if it should bulk age for a little bit of time.
 

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you can start the white but I would age the red at least 3-6 months. purchase another carboy so that you can rack the wine a few times.
 

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purchase another carboy so that you can rack the wine a few times.
This hobby is infectious! Payday is next week, so I'll probably grab another ;) the lack of space in my house is disturbing so I guess it's time to get a bigger place! Hahahaha

The only reason I ask is because I'm not sure if whites (Riesling in particular) would benefit from bulk aging for a little bit of time or not.
 

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2-3 months after clearing would not deter the wine it will be better.
 

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I like to keep the aromatics in my Riesling so I bottle in December for a September harvest. I've also let it bulk age till spring with good result. So I second a 2-3 month bulk aging for it.
 

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