In this article, we’re going to be discussing how long you can keep opened bottles and unopened bottles of in the .
This is a common question that we get asked, and although the answer can vary slightly, depending on your , and the specific that you’re storing, the typical answer to this remains the same, and it’s something we’ve discussed directly below.
The answer to this question differs based on whether the has been opened or not. Therefore, we’ve provided answers for each circumstance:
An of (, or ) will typically last for around 3-5 days when stored in a . However, in most cases, will begin to experience subtle changes in flavor within 1-2 days and onwards.
As the video above explains, sparkling wines need to be consumed a little bit sooner, as they will generally go flat after 2-3 days.
The longer has been opened, the faster it will deteriorate and harden in flavor, due to the oxidization process. Therefore, you’ll want to consume the wine before it oxidizes and tastes more like bitter vinegar.
It’s also important to note that the integrity of the cork/ will have a large impact on exactly how long the remains fresh.
An of can last for months, if not years, when stored appropriately. This will depend on a number of variables, like the ‘s temperature requirements, location, light & vibration exposure, etc.
Unopened should be stored between 55-65 degrees for a reasonable period. This will preserve the flavors and tannins of the up to a year.
Unopened should be stored around the temperature of 45-55 degrees. However, it’s important to make sure that if you’re storing at a very cold temperature, it should be left to stand for a while before being served, otherwise the will be somewhat muted with less aromas.
We have heard stories that some wines like are not as good for their long-term quality, if stored for an exceedingly long time. However, we always recommend contacting the brand, or searching for the specific brand and type of that you’re looking to store, to get storage guidelines., Sauvignon, as well as