I made a gallon out of the Concord grapes and I was drinking it in 3 months, but got better with another 3 in the bottle. I am starting a batch of white next weekend, or as soon as last night's batch of strawberry gets done fermenting.
On Deck: Yo Mama!
Primary: Oatmeal Stout, 219 APA
Keggerator:Apfelwine, Honey Blonde
The higher the alcohol content, the longer it SHOULD sit to mellow and allow the flavors to blend.
If you shoot for something in the 1.050 - 1.060 OG range you should get to around 7% - 9% which would have a much quicker juice to glass than if you shot for 1.080 or higher. Then stabilize, backsweeten to 1.005 and enjoy.
Sort of like one of those Island Mist kits.
White Dog Aleworks and Drafthouse