Life expectancy there is even a good quality wine.
Its duration depends on many factors, ranging from wine varieties and finishing process of its storage.
Factors affecting the longevity of wine
The life of the wine depends on the varieties of the drink and itsfortress balance of sugar, acids and tannins, as well as country of origin. White wines are stored from 2 to 5 years. The exceptions are some varieties that can withstand more than 20 years (for example, "White Burgundy Chardonnay").
Red wines are kept a little longer for2-10 years old. But even among red wines there are certain long-lived, which can be maintained and developed for 20-50 or even 100 years. This famous wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux.
"Chateau Margaux", "Chateau Lafite Rothschild", "ChateauMouton "," Château Cheval Blanc "- delicious wines available exclusively wealthy public. Connoisseurs acquire these drinks still young for further exposure. In 10-15 years, the wines acquire an unrivaled exquisite taste and their price increases in several dozen times.
There are also more affordable at the price of wine,with good development potential. For example, drinks on the basis of "Cabernet Sauvignon", "Nebbiolo", which, when stored properly disclose bouquet for 5-7 years or more.
The oldest bottle of wine was discovered in 1980 during excavations in Xinjiang (China). The drink dates back to 1300 BC
From the producer of the country also depends on the duration of the life of wine. This is due to the climatic conditions and the quality of the soil in which the grapes were grown.
How much can be stored wine
Proper storage of wine helps extendbeverage life. Unheated cellar - excellent wine storage, but not everyone has such facilities. They can replace the special cabinets for wine storage with the function of the climate control. They come in different tonnage, from 16 to 600 bottles. This cabinet provides the necessary conditions for the placement of a collection of favorite wines (the required temperature, protect from light, horizontal bottle) that allows you to properly and successfully to keep the drink for a long time.
However, it is worth remembering that not all long-term storage of wine at improving their quality. Some varieties need to be used by young, others require mandatory exposure.
Good wine can be stored for many years, improvingits taste and aroma. However, after opening the bottle of wine shelf life is very short. The reason for this is the process of oxidation. In most cases, after the opening of the wine can maintain its quality about 2-3 days.