It can be said that it is not very important to know the processes such as aging, awakening, decanting for daily wine consumption, in other words, table wine consumption. These wines do not have an aging feature, and their purpose is for rapid consumption. For many, it is sufficient to serve young wines at the appropriate temperature with the appropriate food and in a suitable glass for the wine. You can see Italians drinking their table wine called vino da tavola even in water glasses. In our country, wine is not drunk in a glass of water, but the choice of glass may not be correct either. We witness that many businesses are served in the wrong glasses and temperatures.
First of all, let’s look at what it means for wine to age. Ageing means that the wine oxidizes to some extent and yet becomes even more delicious; In other words, it preserves its fruity feature, softening its tannins, and having a balanced and complex structure. In the wine world, wines that are preserved in bottles for many years without becoming vinegar are not called aged wines. In this sense, more than 5% of the wines produced in the world are not aging.
So which wines can be aged? There is no one-sentence answer to this question. First of all, we need to know the grape types that can be aged. Chardonnay in white grapes can be aged for up to 10 years, in exceptional cases it has the potential to grow even more (only for Grand Cru Chardonnays from the Bourgogne region of France). We know that Riesling, which is grown in the Mosel basin of Germany and the Alsace region of France, can easily be aged for 20-30 years, and whites are not suitable for aging, except for the grapes of these regions.
Grape variety and region are important for wines that can be aged in reds. In France, aging wines are produced in Bourgogne, Bordeaux, the Rhone and the Loire Valley. In Italy, Barolo and Barbarescos made from en Nebbiolo grapes, Brunellos made from Sangiovese Grosso grapes can be aged for 20-30 years, sometimes longer.
It is said that Turkish wines are not very suitable for aging. However, we learned that in the past years, “Aged Turkish Wines Tastings” were held and that our wines could age in these tastings. Nowadays, there is a situation where producers bottle and sell their wines as soon as they are drinkable for many reasons. Today, though, boutique production has increased. You can find the 2008-2009 harvests of some boutique wines when you search a little. In our country, despite all restrictions and restrictions, there are businesses that work for quality viticulture and produce quality wine. There is no doubt that Anatolia, which is called the homeland of wine, does not deserve these experiences today.
I have the white dry wine of Villa Doluca. Produced from sultaniye grapes. It says that it can be matured for 3 years under suitable conditions. Bottled in December 2016. Do you think the wine is drinkable if stored under suitable conditions?
Villa Doluca is one of the lowest segment wines of the producer. I don’t think it has aging capacity, moreover, white wine. It can last 2-3 years if stored in suitable conditions. You can open and try it, let the wine for a short time when you open it. If there is no bad smell, you can taste and consume.
Red Passo Del Cardinale dated 2013. It has been standing in its box in a cupboard at room temperature horizontally for 3 years. The wine has waited 6 years in total and you 3 years. Let’s assume that it is waiting in ideal conditions before you, but it is not enough to store it in a dark and horizontal environment in our homes. In summer, our houses can reach 30 degrees, so temperature changes and extreme temperatures wear down the wine. Check the neck level of the wine, is it airtight and has the wine volume decreased? My guess is that if the mushroom has dried and not ventilated, it is drinkable.
I recently went to Portugal and stopped by Porto. I bought a wine called ‘Azul De Ventozelo’ from there. It says ‘DOURO 2016’ on it but I don’t know what it means.
The name of the Duoro region. I don’t think this wine can age for long. Although the manufacturer says 10 years, it seems like it can be stored for 5 years under suitable conditions. There can be surprising wines and harvests though. If you buy 2-3 of the wines you want to age, or 1 case if possible, you can taste it gradually and decide how many years you can keep it.
You mean the local wines offered as high quality and very good in the market, and we have many local wines with the potential to age. Our wine aging culture is just forming. Our old manufacturers have some trials. We have attended many of their tastings. At our wine club we also try preserved wines through personal efforts. With each passing year, the vineyards age and the producers gain experience, so we now have wines that have the potential to age. In the article, I talked about the region and grape varieties, but this information should be expanded and updated over time. In fact, it is necessary to write a new article about our local grapes and wines.
If the wine is stored correctly and there is no cork problem, the wine can stay intact, but this does not mean that the wine has aged. Aged wine does not mean wine that is kept intact, it means wine that has developed, softened and deepened over the years.
2006 Grand Vin
Chateau De Pez
Does the wine named Saint-Estephe have the property of aging? Thanks…
Chateau De Pez 2006 is a wine with aging potential. When we examined the harvest tables of the region, I deduced that it has become a drinkable state or can be stored for a while. If you are confident in your storage conditions, you can wait another 1-2 years. But how the bottle has been stored until now is also important. It is necessary to check if there is a decrease in the wine.
Let’s expand the topic to “do local wines have aging potential”. We cannot separate the aged wines only according to the grape variety. The type of grape is of course important, but it is necessary to look at whether the producers are growing grapes to make wine with aging potential or whether they are processing the grapes accordingly. Of course, the yield factor also comes into play. Let’s say a good year has passed and a producer with vineyards in Öküzgözü Boğazkere wants to produce an aging wine. Assuming that it works for this purpose, we can say that such a wine can easily be aged for 10-15 years. It is possible that it will age more, there is no obstacle to this. Especially in recent years, producers working on this subject have produced wines with potential. There is no doubt that as the vineyards age, more durable wines will emerge.
First of all, the fact that a wine is aged does not only mean that years have passed. The bottles may have remained intact for 50 years, but wines that have not developed and gained depth are not considered aged. There are very few merlot wines that can be aged. But the region, producer and yield are very important. The right wine must be selected and stored correctly for the aging process.
If it has been kept for 10 years under the right storage conditions, I think the wine in your hand may have lasted, at least it can be tried. Check the level of the wine from the bottle size, if the cork is dry and airborne, the wine is reduced and oxidized. Keeping every wine for many years (even if stored in the right conditions) does not mean that it is an aged wine. There is a risk in every wine, especially wines that have been aged for 10 years. If you cannot provide a cellar environment or do not have a good brand storage cabinet, there is no point in waiting any longer. If there is no shortage of wine and you are very curious, I say try it. But if you see that there is a decrease in the wine, do not open the bottle in vain. Even if it is not a material value, it can be kept for its spiritual value.
First of all, very few of the wines produced in the world are suitable for aging. Ageable wines are produced with special techniques and may not be suitable for every harvest. There are many issues such as grape variety, harvest, production technique. We do not know the grape variety and how it was produced. I don’t think the wine you are talking about is a reliable wine. There will be no point in keeping the bottle waiting any longer. If it’s a gift or if you think it’s a memory, you can keep it for drinking.