In this article we describe the differences between aging, maturation, elevation and refinement.
AGING AND REFINING
- Main differences
- Wines for aging
- The correct answer to the quiz
1. MAIN DIFFERENCES
In principle, the terms aging, maturation and elevation refer, after fermentation, to the wine still in wood or steel, while the term aging to wine already in the bottle. Over the years the use of aging and refinement has changed. With reference to the first, we tend to use more maturation, because we imagine the wine as it matures, its organoleptic characteristics evolve. Since the refinement in the bottle is decisive for some productions, the wine continues to evolve until you pour it into the glass and in some ways even after.
2. WINES FOR AGING
The best types of wines for aging are important reds, such as Nebbiolo, Barbaresco, Barolo, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Aglianico, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Amarone, Sangiovese or Cannonau.
3. CORRECT ANSWER TO THE QUIZ
The correct answer to the difference between aging and refinement quiz is number 2.
Xsperienza has created pages of the site dedicated to providing advice and suggestions for an excellent food-wine and music pairing on the occasion of particular types of events, for example a “PARTY” or a “ROMANTIC DINNER“. Consult the section dedicated to combinations to find advice from our chefs and experts.
You might also be interested in:
FILLOSSERA AND GRAFT
Let’s find out what the grafting technique is and why it was fundamental to defeat the diffusion of phylloxera.
THE AROMAS OF WINE
Wine aromas are classified according to their origin, their chemical affinity or by association with natural smells already known.
THE ORIGIN OF THE VINE
The origin of the vine dates back to Asia Minor, only to be transported all over the world thanks to the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans.