To preserve

Making wine is one thing, allowing it to age and perform at its best is another.

Its flavours will develop even more over time if you store it correctly. “A good wine is a well-preserved wine. "

Keeping an open bottle

In order to retain all of its qualities, it is best to consume it within 24 hours.

Several systems exist to recap it and reduce oxidation (ex: pump system to create a vacuum).

If you choose to put the cap back on the bottle, it is very important to put it back in the same direction you removed it. It is not as easy to put back in, but it prevents the wine from coming into contact with possible bacteria or fungi located on the cork.

Keep it cool and take out the wine 1 hour before reserving.

A natural underground cellar is ideal because the temperature is constant there but today there are very functional apartment cellars. It is preferable to maintain a constant temperature for storing wines.

Ideally 12 ° C but even if your cellar is hotter or colder, the most important thing is to have the least fluctuations in temperature possible, and stay ideally between 10 ° C to 16 ° C.
Horizontal storage
Store your wines horizontally, so that the cork is always in contact with the wine which decreases the oxygen supply and prevents the cork from drying out.

If the temperature in your cellar is higher than 17 ° C your wines will age fasteron the other hand if the temperature is lower than 10 ° C your wines will have a slower aging, but will have a risk of deposit in the bottle.
The light
Light can prove to be a deadly enemy for wine. White glass bottles are particularly sensitive to this, as they allow more ultraviolet rays to pass through.

A cellar should therefore be as dark as possible and equipped with low-intensity bulbs. Neon lights must not be used. A little tip if you keep your wines in a damp cellar, wrap your bottles in cling film, the labels will remain intact.