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Dekantieren

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The decantation, the siphoning of a wine from the bottle in a carafe, has two reasons: old wines should be freed of their deposit. It is about the sediment which has been built over the years. The deposit does not compromise the taste of the wine, though the deposit itself has a bitter taste. Exception: Old Burgundian wine. They do not have to be decanted.

Heavy, young red wines are also being decanted. By the contact with oxygen, their tannins are supposed to ripen. They should be poured into a carafe, two to four hours before serving. The carafe for young wines should have a large surface and a long neck. Thus, the wine is already being swirled during decantation.

Old wines are directly decanted, before serving. One lets the wine slowly slide into the carafe, which should be just of sufficient size to absorb the content of the wine bottle. A funnel with a fine strainer catches the deposit. One can also put a candle under the bottleneck, in order to cognize when the deposit flows out of the bottle and the process must be completed. The deposit stays in the bottle.
Expedient devices for the classy enjoyment:
Flaschenkorb
Bottle Basket

Sloped, lying in the basket, that is how old red wines are liked to be served. Thus, the depot gathers in a corner of the bottle ground and does not reach the glass. The sloping position makes sure that the depot is not being dispersed. The basket is used for old wines, which could be harmed by contact with air.

Decantation filter: A practical utensil, which absorbs the sediment of old wines during the decantation into the carafe.
Dekantierkugel
Classico

The bellied decantation carafe is based on the archetype of the decanter from the 17th century.
Dekantiertrichter
Decantation funnels

The decantation funnel allows a neat pouring of the wine.
Dekantierkugel
Decantation sphere

The silver alloy of the decantation sphere brings the flavours of the red wine to evolvement.

Carafes: There are many functional types of carafes. They should be made of lucid glass, to bring to bear the colour of the wine. Bellied carafes with great fluid surface- filling quantity: about twice the volume of the wine bottle – allow a young red wine a lot of air contact. For old red wines, one should pick slender carafes, of whose smaller surface prevents the wine from oxidation through too much contact with oxygen.
Canard
Canard

Classic elegance: Italian decanter for classy enjoyment.
Florenz
Florence

Suitable for old and heavy red wines: the slender neck prevents overmuch contact with oxygen.
Pommard
Pommard

Bellied carafe with convenient handle for pouring.
Canard
Ovalo

Oval decanter with attractive design.
Pommard
Magnum decanter

Unusual design made in Italy: Up to 1,5 litre this Magnum decanter contains.
Magnumdekanter
Diva

Suitable for old and heavy red wines: allows little contact with oxygen.
 
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