How to Decant Wine

How to Decant Wine

Our wines are not filtered or fined. Thus, as they age a small deposit of sediment may build up in the bottle. For this reason, we recommend decanting the bottle to get the most enjoyment out of it.

Decanting is easy!

Decanting wine requires nothing more than a little patience. Here’s how to do it.

If your bottle of wine has been stored horizontally, sit it upright for at least a full day prior to decanting. This allows the sediment to settle at the bottom of the bottle.

Open your new bottle of wine using a corkscrew.

Tilt the neck of the bottle toward the decanter. Keep the bottom of the bottle below an angle of 45 degrees to prevent the wine from gushing forth (and disturbing the sediment).

Pour the wine into the decanter at a steady but careful pace. Look for any sediment that approaches the opening. This is easier to do if you are holding it over a white surface such as a cloth.

Stop decanting if you see any sediment approaching the neck of the bottle. You should be able to get almost the entire bottle, leaving the small amount of sediment at the bottle of the bottle or trapped in the shoulder.