The revolutionary Clef du Vin is a calibrated tool that allows you to immediately enjoy a good wine that has been opened before its ideal time. The Clef du Vin softens the acids of all wines and the tannins of red wines, making a good young wine more enjoyable, while revealing its ageing potential. Simply pour yourself a glass of wine, dip Clef du Vin dot in the wine for one second and note the changes in taste. Every second the dot is in contact with the wine reveals on year's potential ageing. The dot, a patented alloy of metals, acts as a catalyst. It rapidly accelerates the oxygen reduction process, specifically targeting and softening the acids all wines (including sparkling) and the tannins of red wines. As they soften, the wine's aromas and flavors that are normally revealed with age can now be accessed.
Note that, just as a wine can be over-aged and spoil in the bottle, so too can it be spoiled by over-exposure to the Clef du Vin. The effect of each dip of the dot is cumulative and irreversible. The Standard Set includes Bottle, Glass, and Pocket Model Clef du Vin, Leather Holster Case and Instructions.