Miele Wine Conditioning
The stylish solution for storing and displaying your fine wine collection
The premium domestic appliance manufacturer, Miele understands the importance of storing your wine correctly. They offer a range of Wine Conditioning Units from built-in and built-under to freestanding and compact to help keep all types of wines and champagnes displayed and stored in optimum condition, ready to be enjoyed. All Miele Wine Conditioning Units are designed for the perfect storing and displaying of fine wines but the freestanding KWT 6834 SGS Wine Conditioner Unit with Sommelier Set will be of particular interest to readers of Decanter as it includes a number of features for the wine aficionado.
The Sommelier Set
Stylish and practical, the set comprises a glass holder and two decanting racks making it possible to decant wine in the conditioner. There is an accessory box for storing a sommelier knife, corkscrews and chalk. For added convenience, the ConvinoBox will store any open bottles in the best condition to enjoy later.
Three temperature zones
Miele’s one degree temperature accuracy and separate zones allows three different types of wine such as red wine, white wine and champagne to be all kept at the same time in their optimum conditions.
This allows users to adjust the beech wood racks perfectly to suit different types and sizes of bottles whilst a slight gradient on the shelves ensures constant contact between the cork and wine to keep the cork in good condition. With a capacity of up to 178 bottles, you can adjust the beech wood racks to suit different types and sizes of bottles including Magnums.
Elegant tinted glass doors prevent damage caused by UV rays, such as premature aging. This allows the appliance to be positioned anywhere in your home. Flush LED lighting allows you to see your collection without heating the surrounding air and the Anti-Vibration Motor prevents wine from being disturbed which is essential for the maturing process.
Miele Wine Conditioning Units offer 70% humidity to prevent corks from drying out and include an Active AirClean filter, which uses active charcoal filters and chitosan (a natural product) to protect wines from unpleasant odours which could impair the quality.
Miele spoke to Wanderlust Wines about their wine recommendations for the autumn.
Wanderlust Wines was set up to offer sustainable, quality wine from small producers. The team seek out new wines, new regions and new styles and specialise in importing sustainably farmed wines, often Organic and Biodynamic-certified. The Wanderlust team nominates their top three artisan red wines for the autumn and how best to enjoy them.
Q What and why are your top three artisan red wines that can be enjoyed in the autumn? And how best to enjoy them – for example how long should they be decanted for?
Vacqueyras Castillion, Fontaine du Clos This is rich and powerful but will harmonise perfectly with the mellow comfort food of autumn. Serve at 15 degrees and decant for an hour to allow its complexity to show.
Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet, Washington State
This is Cabernet with lots of energy and ripeness, balanced by lovely fresh acidity.
Musso, Barbaresco, Cru Pora
The ultimate wine to go with the autumnal feast of mushrooms, game and truffles. Deeply complex and light as a light as a feather, perfect when served at 17 degrees.
Q What advice would you give to readers who wish to curate a collection of wine?
A Whilst it always about personal taste, one recommendation I would give is to have a mix of your all-time favourite wines of various vintages and to balance those with wines that you are prepared to open without having to wait for a special occasion.
The Miele KWT 6834 SGS Wine Conditioner Unit with Sommelier Set is available for £4,499. When purchased directly from Miele you will receive a free five year warranty. In an exclusive off to Decanter readers you can also receive an extra 10% off a freestanding wine conditioner by using the code DECANTER10 at the checkout. You will also benefit from a free Wanderlust Wine subscription to the value of £300.