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Decanting White Wine?

May 10, 2017

Decanting White Wine?

Most people probably don’t think about decanting white wine. However, there are quite a few white wines that can really benefit from it.

Decanting allows the wine to breathe.

Decanters are designed to introduce oxygen to the wine. This allows the wine to open up, blossom and show great expression on your palate.

Decanting helps to separate the wine from the sediment.

White wine seldom has sediment, because there are no tannins. Every once in a while, a few tartrate crystals can form in older vintages of white wine  Decanting allows you to separate the crystals from the wine.

Decanting helps to bring wine to the proper temperature.

Decanting wine can help raise or lower the temperature of the wine to bring it to the proper serving temperature at a quicker rate. Be sure not to submerge the decanter into the ice when chilling down, instead set the decanter on top of the ice.

How to choose the right Decanter?

Find a decanter that is tall and narrow. The opening at the top should be small to help keep all of the delicious aromas inside the decanter.

Happy Decanting….and drinking!

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