||Why decant a wine?
- aged wine - to eliminate the deposits that have formed over the years. Decant an aged wine just before serving.
- young wine - to gain some maturity, aerating will 'soften' the wine. Decant a young wine up to several hours before serving (depending on its origin and structure).
- champagne - to "awaken" a vintage champagne. Decant just before serving (to avoid excessive oxidation caused by the effervescence).