começa quando ele é deitado para repouso, para amadurecer.
The hardest part of
the wine journey
Starts when he is lying down
to rest, to mature
Starts when it is lying down
to rest, to mature
The evolution of a wine
Although it can be sensed by connoisseurs, it is not perfectly predictable. It depends on the wine itself, its preparation and its packaging, as well as the storage conditions of the bottles. If you have always liked to have a dozen good wines at home, if you tend to keep them for months or years before drinking them, then you need to create conditions for the storage of your wines.
The bottles need to be kept horizontal to prevent the cork from drying out. When corks dry, they shrink and allow air to enter the bottles thus oxidizing the wine. 70% relative humidity is recommended. Excessive humidity strengthens the fungi and damages the labels.
Temperature is perhaps the most critical aspect of wine storage. Very hot places are very harmful to the structure of wine, causing them to age quickly, lose their vitality and become tired and old. The recommended temperature for wine storage is between 12º and 18º.
The wine storage area must be well ventilated to preserve air quality. It is crucial to avoid odorous contamination that can penetrate through the cork, if kept with other foods such as vegetables, fruits, cheeses or others that can be fermented, irreversibly affecting its quality and flavor.
Light and vibration
It is in the dark, where wine likes to age, in complete silence. Ultraviolet light can penetrate even the darkest glass, causing the degradation of organic compounds, aging the wine prematurely. Vibration shakes the bottles, speeds up chemical reactions and breaks down the molecular structures of their compounds, leading to premature wine aging.
Do your math
Calculate the number of bottles of wine you can drink on average in a week, multiply by 50 to obtain your annual consumption (allowing two weeks of vacation away from home.) Add the number of bottles of fine wines you can buy for a year in view of its consumption in the medium, long term. Finally, multiply this global value by five years and you will have an idea of the size of the basement you need.