Italy is the country with the largest and most diversified wine production in the world.
Its climate, the varieties of grape, its geological characteristics and the lay of the land make the “Bel Paese” - which the Ancient Greeks called Enotria, “land of wine” - the ideal place to produce excellent wines.
Wine and food culture reflect Italy’s soul, through different landscapes, customs, traditions and know-how. The numerous labels and their different organoleptic qualities require optimal preservation, in order to maintain their characteristics and ensure that taste is unchanged over time.
The charm of the wine world and the importance of its preservation have inspired Smeg to develop a new range of wine coolers, technological design masterpieces.
The Smeg wine cellars use the latest technology to correctly store and age wine.
Wine tasting is a sensory analysis. Whether it’s white, red, rosé, still or sparkling, wine always requires several ideal conditions to preserve its characteristics. The taste of a wine and its quality can be measured according to several chemical parameters and other purely personal ones. In order to better preserve these characteristics, there are some essential conditions. Smeg has accurately developed a solution for each one of them.
The ideal range to correctly preserve and age different wines is generally between 8°C and 16°C.
This important variable must be between 60% and 80% to prevent wine oxidation.
Light and UV rays can alter a wines organoleptic structure, thus it should be stored in a protected environment.
Protection against vibrations
Even the smallest vibrations can have a negative impact on wine, thus it is essential that bottles are stored steady.
A precious drawer, completely paneled in natural Oak, compliments the wine cooler. The drawer house a sommelier tasting kit: one steel and wood corkscrew, one steel vacuum wine saver with two silicone corks, one Spumante wine cork, cork to pour wine, one drip-catcher, one sparkling wine steel and wood cork, a pair of Spumante pincers, one thermometer with housing, one red wine cork and one steel and wood funnel.
When appropriately matched, the right wine and food combination can elevate and transform a dining experience from mediocre to truly exquisite. With SmegConnect you will find several food and wine pairings for any occasion.