Le Chateau Wine Decanter
Le Chateau Wine Decanter has 22cm diameter at the bottom of the decanter. This makes it very special as it's the largest decanter's diameter you can find in the market. The large bottom allows for maximum oxygenation of your wine to enhance the purity, aroma and taste.
The decanter also features a slanted top for easy and elegant pouring while preventing spills and drips.
This red wine decanter is also 100% lead-free crystal, hand blown and strategically designed to hold a standard 750ml bottle of wine at the widest point of the decanter.
Lead free crystal
22cm wide bottom diameter. The largest diameter you can find in the market, which is important because it allows for maximum oxygenation of your wine to enhance the purity, aroma and taste.
Full Bottle capacity 750ml (21.6 x 21.6 x 25.4 cm)
Le Chateau Wine Decanter's unique design provides extra oxygenation to the wine as it is big enough to hold a full bottle of wine and leaves enough air to let it open up.
When the wine is poured out of the bottle into the decanter a first aeration process starts. Then, the wine has to stay in the decanter for the recommended time (Read more about this topic) and it's when the second aeration process starts. The third aeration process happens when the wine is poured out of the decanter. In this case, thanks to the angled top the wine is poured very easily.
Thanks to the wide bottom of the decanter, Le Chateau Wine Decanter does the job extremely well in this second process. Oxygenates the wine to the perfect point while decanting.
This decanter' shape and design is not only great for the aeration process but also for the practicality and handling of the same. Its long thin neck certainly gives a better grip and the wide base provides a lot of stability. The top part of the red wine decanter is big enough to comfortably fill in and pour out of the decanter.
Le Chateau Wine Decanter is made out of a resistant glass which would not crack or break as long as handled with care. It is lead free and features a slanted top which prevents spills and drips and makes pouring very elegant. It comes with instructions of use and clean as well as nicely and safely packed.
To continue using your decanter and get the maximum potential out of it you should keep it clean and dry. As wine decanters are used to separate the sediments and residues from the actual drinkable wine, it is very common to find stains and dry sediment at the bottom.
Depending on the shape of the decanter cleaning it can result more or less difficult. The case of Le Chateau Wine Decanter shouldn't cause a lot of trouble as it has a shape which makes it a lot more comfortable to reach the bottom.
However, the neck is not wide enough for any adult to put their hands inside, so you must use the right tools. Read more about "how to clean your carafes and decanters" if you want to know what to do and what not to do when cleaning your decanter.
First of all, use hot water (not boiling): even when the tool is not cleaned right after its use. Pouring hot water into it and leaving overnight will help the stains and deposits to soften.
We recommend you to use restaurant crystal cleaner as a soap. It is an ultra concentrated soap, made from natural ingredients, derived from plants and salt. Contains no solvents, no harsh chemicals and it's completely biodegradable.
We recommend you to use the cleaner with the right brushes, this will give you the best result. They need to be flexible for those hard to reach places, easy to use and to clean.
If the stain is too adhered to the glass you should use decanter cleaning balls. Pop them in you wine decanter with some water and restaurant crystal cleaner and swirl them around.
We recommend you to dry it using a decanter stand. They need to be very stable and have a protection at the top so the fine glass is not scratched.
Finally, once you have used the stand and it seems like there is still water or condensed water, use the Eich Glas Wine Decanter Dryer. Press the micro-fibre cloth into the decanter and twist the drying wand quickly between the palm of your hands until the decanter is clean and dry.
Based on amazon customer reviews (four and a half stars) we conclude that they consider this decanter a beautiful, practical and strong item to have on top of a dinning table and help your favourite wine get its full potential. beautiful and functional. Some customers commented the presence of small bubbles in the decanter. This is most likely, because the product has been hand-blown and so some imperfections are natural. Other customers found that the slanted top which is to prevent dripping is not fully doing the job. For this, we recommend placing the decanter on top of a coaster.
Last but not least, the majority of the reviews point out the fact that the size of the decanter does the job perfectly as it fully aerates a full bottle of wine.