AERATION TIPS: Which Wines Benefit From Aeration?

There are several factors that can suggest that you should aerate a wine to improve it's flavor, aroma and it's feeling in your mouth (texture). But the main reason most people prefer to aerate their wine is to due to the tannins in the wine.

Tannins are naturally occurring polyphenols that come from the skin of the grape and the stems. Tannin isn't bad; it adds depth and complexity to wine. However, when a tannic wine hasn't softened enough, from aging or from being exposed to air, a wine can taste too bitter or dry in your mouth. This is where aerating your wine with Aervana can instantly balance the tannin flavors with the other aromatic flavors in your wine, and vastly improve the "mouth-feel" of the wine.

Which wines have the most tannins?

Young Red Wines


Young  red wines can be very tannic.

Some high tannin wines are:

  • Nebbiolo

  • Petite Sirah

  • Tempranillo

  • Montepulciano

  • Malbec

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Petit Verdot

  • Merlot


However, don't be fooled. Some white wines also benefit from aeration. The best bet is to do a taste test. Try a sip of wine before aeration compared to after aeration. With Aervana, you can aerate as little or as much as you like, so no need to aerate the whole bottle if your wine tastes the way you like it without aeration.

Some White Wines


Yes, some white wines can benefit from aeration for the same reason as reds. Try aerating a few of these whites to experience the change in their flavors and mouth-feel:

  • White Bordeaux

  • White Burgundies

  • Alsace Whites


Vintage Ports


Vintage ports actually strongly need aeration, especially the younger ones. These particular wines are sometimes brutally tannic. These wines also usually contain a lot of sediments in the bottle. Lucky for you, Aervana is the only aerator that aerates wine and leaves the sediments at the bottom of the bottle. Just let the bottle rest to settle the sediments, and then you can enjoy filling your glass right from the bottle without moving the bottle at all!

We hope you will experiment with aerating different wines with Aervana! Release the hidden aromas and flavors in your wine instantly and effortlessly with the push of a button.

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