Our expert's advices
How long before tasting do you open a bottle of Saint-Emilion?
It is well known, oxygenating a wine allows its flavors to fully express themselves. Beware though, according to its body and the terroir, the wine will not need the same time to reveal all its complexity.
Festive meals: our advice pairing your Saint Emilion wines
Which Saint-Émilion wine will match perfectly with your Christmas meal? Look for inspiration from Bruno Dumery's team, the director of the Maison du Vin de Saint-Emilion ! With approximately 450 references sold at "château prices", the Maison du Vin de Saint-Emilion is has, for sure, the perfect bottle for you.
Tasting a Saint-Emilion wine: the taste in the mouth
After sight and nose of the wine, the final step is to fully enjoy the taste in the mouth. This phase is rich in information about the greatness of a wine. As for the nose, three steps are required to understand the body of a Saint-Emilion wine.
Clone of To taste a wine of Saint-Emilion well, you need a good sense of smell!
Smell is THE most important sense to appreciate the subtleties of Saint-Emilion wine. The great tasters are also very attentive to this step which is follows visual observation. Here are our tips to understand the "nose" of Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Lussac Saint-Emilion and Puisseguin Saint-Emilion appellations...
Recognizing a fine Saint-Emilion wine
To produce a fine wine, first you need a superb terroir and a passionate and an experimenting winemaker. Only under those conditions you get a perfect balance in the glass. A juggling art mastered for many generations, in the Saint-Emilion appellations.
Observing a Saint-Emilion wine to taste it better
Which is the first sense alerted for a wine? The sight! Looking at a Saint-Emilion wine allows appreciation of its color, its clarity and its shine. These give clues about its age and evolution. However, this should take place in good conditions, so that no subtlety is missed.
Should Saint-Emilion wine be decanted?
Well, it depends on the wine! A young Saint-Emilion wine, powerful and tannic will need to be decanted into a carafe. A more matured Saint-Emilion wine, sensitive to oxidation, must have a milder contact with air. Here are our tips on decanting, so as to not get it wrong!
What is the best temperature to serve a Saint-Emilion wine?
The ideal temperature to serve a Saint-Emilion wine is 18 ° C. But depending on the wine, smooth or powerful, this temperature may vary slightly. In three paragraphs, we tell you all about serving temperature for Saint-Emilion wines!
Which Saint-Emilion vintages can be enjoyed in 2015?
Should we keep it a little longer or open it? In 2015, many Saint-Emilion vintages can be enjoyed depending on your taste. Here are our tips for 2015 to help you.
What corkscrew to use to enjoy your Saint-Emilion wine?
You are waiting for friends, you open a bottle of Saint-Emilion to aerate when suddenly: a) the cork cracks, b) you can not get the cork out, c) you break your last corkscrew. If you know these situations, here's our guide to using the right cookware in all situations!
How long will an opened bottle of Saint-Emilion keep?
You opened a bottle of Saint-Emilion but you have not finished it. How to preserve all the qualities of your wine? Here are all the tricks!