BOTTLE AGE

As a result of storing it for a prolonged period of time, sparkling wine gets an ageing tone similar to sherry.

As a result of storing it for a prolonged period of time, sparkling wine gets an ageing tone similar to sherry. At the beginning, this is often still valued as being a premium bottle age, but later, there is nothing left to salvage – and it is followed by an unpleasant taste until the sparkling wine “overbalances”. As the experts say, the sparkling wine is then “highly-pigmented” (dark brown and stale).