There are a lot of variables, but generally speaking it is better I
think to bulk age more than trying to bottle age. A few reasons being:
The wine ages together and tastes the same for a more consistent product,
and their are some chemical actions that occur that I personnally cant
explain, but know they are beneficial.
A clearer wine is more likely as many newer winemakers bottle too soon and
the wine drops sediment in the bottle.
You are more likely to have a stable wine that is not going to referment on
you, or turn hazy later in the bottle.
I do make some exceptions for a few fruitier whites that once I get them
clear and stable they go into the bottle within a month or so, but like you
said there are a lot of differing opinions out there.HTH
> Okay, I know I'm nearly flooding the group with newbie questions, but
> I thought I'd keep them separate so they could go into their own
> What are the pros and cons of bulk aging or aging in bottles? I have
> a cyser that is fermented about where I want it and can't decide which
> to go with.
> Any opinions? (there's a silly question, huh? hehe)