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Dan Nauman

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Hi all,

Newbie here. Just curious what everyone thinks of ageing 100% fruit wines. I'm about to sweeten and bottle my second ever batch, a peach. My first was a strawberry that turned out pretty good. I liked it straight out of completion. I'm just trying to understand the benefits of ageing. I get the need with traditional grape wine. But what should I expect by ageing a fruit? Does it simply get "better"? If it's what I want when completed, should I bother to age? Someone sell me on ageing a 100% fruit wine.

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Scooter68

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Strawberry may be an exception but in my experience* fruit wines definitely improve with aging.

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(Blueberry, Blackberry, Apple, Peach, Black Raspberry, Black Currant, & Tart Cherry)
 

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The best way to judge how age affects your wine is to hide a few bottles from yourself for a year. Ive generally regretted not still having what i drank early
 

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