I’m not sure if this young and aged only refers to wine because I have heard it mentioned for whiskeys too. Anyway, in this article, we are going to try and identify the differences between young wine and aged wine, since not very many people know them. Such information is best gotten on the ground by going on wine tours such as Wine Tour Perth. Such tours actually take people through vineyards, giving them hands-on experience on the fruits used and the wine-making process. This is usually followed by wine tasting. Back to the young and aged wine, young wine is that which has been bottled recently, while aged wine has been set for a number of varying years.
Wine tends to evolve when it is set over a long time, contacting oxygen through the cork giving it better quality. This means that the longer that it is kept, the better the wine, and the more different it tastes and looks. Wines take different durations to age, some taking longer than others. Remember, if you keep the wine bottled for too long, it could lose some of its best qualities.
The intensity and balance of savors also vary with young white wines being more acidic, while young red wines have tannins. As the wines age, the bitter sensation tends to disappear over time, giving it a gentler and pleasant texture. The sugary texture in the aged wine is richer.
The colors also vary with light yellows identifying young white wine, that matures to a golden tint at its best aging. When it is too old it turns into amber. Young red wine, on the other hand, has hints of purple, turning ruby as it matures. When red wine overages, it turns anything between red brick to brown.
Top Gun Wine Tours
One of the best ways to get information about wines is by going to the ground and mingling with the vineyards that actually make the wine. The best way of doing this is by going on wine tours, which are available the world over. In Australia, we have the Swan Valley wine tours which are offered by Top Gun Wine Tours. The tours take people to the Swan Valley countryside where the vineyards are located, almost a half hour drive from Perth. During the tours, people get to taste wine, eat, and enjoy the landscape, the perfect idea for a day trip. The tours begin at 10 am, ending at 5 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The cost of the tour is $124 UAD per person, and it includes all wine tastings, snacks, and a delectable two-course meal (with house wine/beer) at Mandoon Estate. The pickup and drop off points for this tour are:
- Your hotel on request
- Wellington Tourist Coach Stand – Wellington Street, Perth
- Guildford Train Station – James Street, Guildford
The Top Gun Wine Tour will include:
- Sandalford Winery
- Swanbrook Winery
- Mandoon Estate
- Olive Farm Wines (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
- Sittella Winery
- Whistler’s Chocolate Company
We now know some of the differences between young and old wine, and those that would like to know more might want to go to Swan Valley to get the information from the source.