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Apr 27, 2020
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So, I have a Brunello that it’s been 2 months since my first racking. I was planning to Carboy age it for longer than I usually do. Usually, I bottle other wines at three months after the first racking and let it bottle age from there.

But, now I’m all of a sudden moving this week. I’m only moving about 25 miles.

Would you go ahead and bottle it before the move? Or, move it in the carboy knowing that any lees that have settled out might be stirred up again? Once moved, I can leave it set for however long I need to clear again.
I agree. A Brunello is usually better with more age in my opinion, and those lees will settle out pretty quickly if you feel anxious and want to bottle quickly.

I normally let my batches age for 2+ years in the carboy since I'm a lazy bast@rd. Plus more time gives more opportunity to degas it properly.

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