I've started my second wine kit and am about to rack to secondary tomorrow. Since I already have my first kit bottled, I've got a bit of extra patience and was wondering if there was any benefit to leaving the wine on the primary or secondary longer?
Off the top of my head, I think the wine kit directions say 7 days for primary, 14 for secondary and another 14 for degassing. After that, it recommends 3-4 months in the bottle.
Is there any benefit in increasing any of those times?
Also, I was thinking of just letting the wine age in a carboy for 3-4 months instead of in the bottle. Any problems there? (other than tying up a carboy for 3-4 months, but i've got a few spare)
I've got some experience brewing beer, but am pretty new to wine.