Riedel 1440/14 Merlot Decanter, 34-1/2 OZ
With its classic shape and clean lines, this Riedel Merlot decanter is a beautiful vessel to highlight your favorite red, while exposing the wine to more oxygen, thus opening up the wine to reach a more aged bouquet. Made of lead-free crystal, this piece produced by Riedel, the world-renowned Austrian glassworks company, offers you a beautiful wine decanter at a most affordable price.
Uncomplicated in design, this lead-free crystal Merlot Decanter from Riedel features an elegant carafe shape that leans toward a contemporary look; however, it will blend easily with whatever dinnerware you use. This dishwasher-friendly decanter can be used with ease every day, but will definitely make your guests feel pampered on those special occasions. Holds one 750-ml bottle.
- 34-1/4-ounce merlot decanter by Riedel; holds one 750 ml bottle of wine Crafted of lead-free crystal for brilliance and clarity
- Simple design mixes and matches with any stemware
- Quickly brings merlot's special qualities to their peak
- Dishwasher-safe; made in Bavaria
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DECANTING: GETTING THE BEST OUT OF A BOTTLE OF WINE
Decanting is simply transferring the wine from the bottle to another container. Little understood and practiced by few, decanting, when done in a restaurant demonstrates to the patron a serious dedication to optimum wine service. When a wine is decanted it invariably attracts the attention of other patrons at neighboring tables. For the restaurateur, this could eventually mean an increase in wine sales.
At home it affords a great way for friends and family to increase their enjoyment of a wine after it has been decanted.
WINE AND AIR
Many wine drinkers notice, it is only when the bottle is nearly finished that the wine seems to come into its own. It is simple. It takes time for a wine to react to contact with air. The swirling of wine in a glass hastens this action. For this reason wine glasses should only be half-filled. It is also why larger wine glasses are preferred.
Having been cooped up in a bottle for any number of years, a wine, especially an older wine, needs an opportunity to open up, to bloom, before it can reveal its fullest flavor and bouquet. Decanting is an accelerated form of letting a wine "breath".
YOUNG WINES AND DECANTING
Strangely enough, young wines benefit greatly from decanting. The oxygen they contain has actually had little time to take effect. The air in the decanter achieves change rapidly. It means you get more of what you paid for and lets you enjoy literally twice as much bouquet and aroma from the wine.
Pouring is slow, continuous and steady. Decanting is not a difficult procedure.
Enjoy one of the most impressive phases of wine serving. Decant! To your health.