The wine must age because this allows the compounds present in the wine to evolve and acquire new organoleptic properties. During the aging process, the aromas and flavors of the wine change, becoming more complex and harmonious. Furthermore, oxidation and the reaction with the storage container (for example, the wooden barrel) can affect the taste of the wine. The aging process is faster for young wines and less important for stronger and more structured wines. The ideal aging time depends on the type of wine and personal preferences.