Super-premium wine

Super-premium wine

Rare super-premium wine are the most expensive, and outstanding vintages from the best vineyards may sell for thousands of dollars per bottle. Such wines are considered by some to be so good that the demand increases as its price rises.

There are several characteristics of highly collectible wines:

  1. The ability to stand up well over time.
  2. A period for maturity and approachability that is years in length.
  3. A professional agreement among experts that the wine has the right reputation and vintage potential.

Like any investment, proper research is essential before buying any highly collectible wine.  Unfortunately, counterfeit labels and bottles are scam encountered in famous wine auctions.

 

Breathing your wines

Some labels instruct you to open the bottle and let the wine “breathe” for a several hours before serving. Others recommend that you drink the wine right away.

Breathing is a general rule that does not necessarily benefit all wines. It is recommended that you taste the wine as soon as you open it to determine how long it should be aerated, if at all.

 

Storing wines

Wine Cellars are designed only for storage and aging. If they are located above ground, they are called wine rooms.  An active wine cellar keeps the temperature and humidity steady with a climate control system. Passive wine cellars are not climate-controlled, and they must be located in certain areas.

It’s important to remember that wine is perishable. Exposure to heat, light, vibration or unsteady climates can spoil all types of wine.  However, when they are properly stored, a wine’s aroma, flavor, and complexity can actually get better. Most experts say the optimal temperature for aging wine is around 55 °F (12c)

 

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