Question by  Wonderkid (25)

How long must wine ferment?


Answer by  serendip (408)

Wine fermentation can take varying lengths of time. A cold fermentation can take months, a hot fermentation can take just a few days. For a dry wine, the fermentation will last until all the sugars are converted to alcohol by the yeast.


Answer by  Milette (1105)

Wine fermentation has two stages. The Primary stage lasts between 4-7 days. This is when up to 70% of the fermentation takes place. The Secondary stage lasts between 2-3 weeks. So the entire process can take up to a month and remember to allow time for the yeast to clear which can mean an additional two to four weeks.


Answer by  jessyshmoshmessy (122)

Wine can ferment anywhere from one year to twenty. More expensive wines will have been fermented for longer. The better tasting wines will also ferment for longer period of time.


Answer by  CrazE4Bostons (183)

Red wine can take 1-2 weeks for the initial fermentation and an additional 1-2 weeks for the secondary fermentation process. It can vary a lot by maker though.


Answer by  maggiec1179aolcom (754)

Fermentation of wine happens in two stages Primary and Secondary. Primary fermentation lasts about 5 days to two weeks and secondary fermentation is an additional 5-10 days.

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