White wine is generally not aged for as long as red wine, as it tends to be lighter in body and flavor. Some white wines, such as Chardonnay, can benefit from a bit of aging, but they generally do not require as much time to reach their peak as red wines. In general, white wines should be consumed within a few years of the vintage, while red wines can be aged for several years or even decades in some cases. The specific length of time that you should age a white or red wine will depend on the specific wine and your personal taste preferences. If you are unsure about how long to age a particular wine, you may want to consult a wine expert or try asking at your local wine shop.