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Storing Wine

All of our dry white wines are generally meant for early consumption, while our semi-dry Kabinett or Noble Sweet (Spätlese/Auslese) have more aging potential. Auslese can mature for decades without a loss of quality.

Recommendations

If you find a wine you really like and would like to stock up on a particular vintage, here are our storage recommendations. The wines should be stored horizontally, at best, in a year-round constant temperature ranging from 8-12o C/46.4-53.6o F. Great variations in temperature interrupt the aging process. The cellar should be dark and have a humidity of 50-70% in order to keep the corks moist. There are also special "wine refrigerators" on the market, but these are not necessary if you follow the guidelines above.

Suited to Aging

Both German red and German white wines are well-suited to aging. Top-quality growths often reach their peak only several years after bottling. The longevity of a wine is influenced by its alcohol, residual sweetness and acidity. Although red wines are usually lower in acidity, tannins contribute to their aging potential. All of our semi-dry, noble-sweet and very fruity wines are well-suited to a longer period of aging.