Whether you’ve recently purchased a bottle of Ridge Monte Bello, or you have another bottle of Bordeaux-style wine that you’re looking to open, it’s a good idea to understand how to double decant the wine prior to tasting.
Double decanting is the process of decanting (or gradually pouring) a wine twice: once into a decanter, and then back into the clean bottle. Double decanting allows the wine to open up and helps restrict the amount of sediment in your glass.
Note that double decanting is not for every wine. White wines, sparkling wines, and light reds are typically not suited for decanting. However, full-bodied reds like Bordeaux-style wines can be opened up through the double decant process. There are some situations when double decanting wine is beneficial. These reasons include:
Ready to decant your wine? Just follow the simple steps below:
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