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SLOWLY DOES IT: By keeping one's cellar at 10 deg C, wines mature more slowly. One of the main reasons to do this is to allow the wine's tannins to soften, so that the wine is soft and richly ripe, and there should be lots of freshness.

The vinous virtue of patience

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May 1, 2015 5:50 AM

THERE is one word, one attribute, which is very, very important in wine, not only in the wine-making but also in the enjoyment. PATIENCE. When I am told that keeping my cellar at 10 deg C causes the wines to mature slowly, very slowly, I reply "I know. I am a Chinaman, I can wait!" I am reminded