How to Decant Wine

Decanting Wine

Decanting is one the most delicate wine operations. It involves removing a wine from its original bottle to a fresh glass carafe. In fact, decanting can help a wine reveal its best aromas or on the contrary reveal its lacks. There are three main reasons to decant a wine, namely to aerate a wine, separate the wine from its sediments and develop the wine bouquet.
Obviously, it is useless to make a young wine breathe or to separate it from sediments it does not have. But you can decant young wines to accelerate the period of rest they need before being served. Actually, decanting is more useful for old red wines or ports that age in bottles for a long time and accumulate deposits. In any case, it is always important to transfer the wine carefully, and a well-designed decanter filter can help with this process.

Opening champagnePour the wine inside the decanter through a funnel, little by little. The funnel will retain the deposits. Opening champagneOnce you see sediments coming inside the decanter thanks to the light, stop pouring.
Opening ChampagneYou can keep the remaining liquid to cook some French food for example. But it is totally undrinkable. decanting wine

Lastly, let the wine inside the decanter breathe at an ambient temperature for one hour or around before drinking it.

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