- Sep 8, 2009
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How long will a fruit wine last in the bottle if properly stored? Can they age as long as a red, or is that asking for too much?
Mud, you hit the nail on the head...the more a fruit looks like a grape, the longer the bottle will age. The weird thing..I just opened an 8-year jalapeno and it was awesome..also, a 4-year peach tasted fine...these were gifts from another vintner and they only used campden prior to the 1st yeast pitch, and not at bottling.What's the limiting factor? Something like black currant or elderberry seems like it would hold up better than say, strawberry. Those have bold flavors and plenty of tannin, and are more like grapes in those respects.