The key to graceful aging typically lies in the wine's acidity. A firm backbone of acidity will integrate and soften into the wine over time, but also maintain the wine's freshness over years in the bottle. The top dry whites from Alsace are excellent examples of whites that are built to age. Wine Spectator tasting coordinator Alison Napjus explains.
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