Bulk aging and bottle aging of wines are two different processes that both serve a key role in the winemaking process. Bulk aging is the process of of aging in larger containers like carboys or barrels. This is where any adjustments and stabilization will happen and it can last from as short as four months to as long as several years. Bottle aging occurs once all blending and adjusting is complete and the wine is ready to bottle. At this stage the wine continues to mature but is out of the control of the winemaker. Some short bottle aging is necessary to overcome bottle shock. For more info, checkout my website, smartwinemaking.com.
Some of the links on this description are affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking those links, The Home Winemaking Channel gets a small percentage of the purchase price while there is no effect on what you pay. This helps support video production costs so that we can keep making videos for you.