MASTERY OF TEMPERATURE
Every wine has an ideal temperature for perfect cellaring and serving. Our knowledge of the science of winemaking and preservation has allowed us to develop wine care solutions that can be optimised to suit different styles and varietals, so the care you take selecting a special vintage to cellar or serve, is matched in the home with perfect care.
There are no great wines, only great bottles. There's a duality to wine — cellaring and serving. Mastery of Temperature is integral to the quality of both. We believe the care and diligence you take to select a special wine should be matched in the home with careful cellaring, and culminate in a unique and rewarding tasting experience.
The more aromatic a wine, the cooler it can be served. Sparkling wines are best served at the lower end of the temperature spectrum, 6–7°C, to slow the release of carbon dioxide. Serious whites like top–flight chardonnays are better served cool rather than cold, to encourage greater expression of aroma and flavour.
Lower temperatures accentuate acidity, bitterness and tannin. Higher temperatures minimise them. Served at 15°C, a full-bodied cabernet's plum, dark berry and vanillin notes present with a more balanced mouthfeel and depth of flavour. Fruit–forward lighter styles, with fresh acidity and finer tannins, will benefit from cooler serving temperatures.
We're obsessed with designing solutions to the things that degrade and denature wine. By mastering temperature and humidity, and engineering protection from light and vibration, we've created the stable climate conditions that are a hallmark of any great cellar — giving your collection the best opportunity to age gracefully and develop complexity over time.
VARIABLE TEMPERATURE ZONES
Partnering with master sommeliers and winemakers, we've designed Variable Temperature Zone technology and four wine modes that can be optimised for serving and cellaring different styles of wine. Red Wine, White Wine, Sparkling Wine and Cellar Modes allow you to manually adjust the temperature in 0.5°C increments, ensuring each bottle receives the care required to be enjoyed at its best.
RED WINE MODE
Set Red Wine Mode to the cooler end of the temperature spectrum to evoke the complex flavours of lighter, fragrant red wines. For more rounded tannins and to open up the depth of flavour, serve more powerful, fuller–bodied reds a few degrees warmer.
WHITE WINE MODE
The temperature range in White Wine Mode can be optimised to suit light and refreshing aromatic styles, which are best served slightly cooler, as well as fuller–bodied white wines that reveal their layered aromatics and rich flavours at slightly warmer temperatures.
SPARKLING wine MODE
Champagne, prosecco and New Zealand's acclaimed méthode traditionnelle are at their peak when served between 6–8°C. The cooler temperature slows the release of carbon dioxide, resulting in the beautiful effervescence and mousse that defines the perfect sparkling wine experience.
The hallmarks of any great cellar are a stable, neutral and controlled climate with built–in protection from vibration and UV light. In Cellar Mode at 12°C, your collection has the best opportunity to age gracefully and build complexity over time.
WINE CARE SOLUTIONS
Create an architectural cellar designed around respect for wine. Hero your wine care solution with a premium–grade stainless–steel finish, or seamlessly integrate it for a bespoke solution that dissolves into the architecture of the home.