Controlling temperature and humidity: why do it at all?

Controlling the quality of transport and storage is a key issue for winegrowers and distributors.

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Wineries and distributors implement rigorous temperature and humidity control measures throughout the transport and storage process for several crucial reasons linked to preserving the quality and integrity of the wine.

Preservation of organoleptic characteristics

Temperature plays a key role in maintaining the organoleptic characteristics of wine, such as aroma, flavor and structure. Excessive temperature variations can lead to undesirable alterations, compromising the wine's complexity and balance. By controlling temperature, the winemaker ensures that each bottle retains the aromatic and taste palette specific to its grape variety and vintage.

Prevention of oxidation and deterioration

Temperature control is also crucial in preventing premature oxidation of the wine. High temperatures can accelerate the chemical reactions responsible for oxidation, altering the wine's freshness and liveliness. By maintaining stable temperature conditions, the winemaker minimizes the risk of premature deterioration, guaranteeing consistent quality from the first tasting to the last.

Protecting corks and preventing leaks

Controlled hygrometry is essential to preserve the tightness of corks. Appropriate humidity levels prevent corks from drying out, thus reducing the risk of unwanted air leaks. This is particularly important for wines requiring bottle ageing, as uncontrolled air leakage can compromise the maturation process.

Reputation and customer satisfaction

By taking proactive measures to control temperature and humidity, the winemaker demonstrates his commitment to the quality and authenticity of his products. Meticulous management of transport and storage helps to establish and maintain a reputation for reliability and professionalism. Customers, whether wine lovers or business partners, are more inclined to trust producers who pay particular attention to the optimal preservation of their wines.


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Winemakers and distributors implement these temperature and hygrometry control practices to preserve the intrinsic quality of their wines, guarantee an exceptional taste experience for consumers and maintain a solid reputation in the wine industry.

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