Aerating white wine

Experience stunning flavor development of white wine, with the Precision Aerator.

Although white wines are much more difficult to aerate, the Precision Aerator is so powerful and precise that white wines will be developed to perfection in seconds. Like with red wines, you will have full control of how much oxygen you add to each individual glass. Get ready to experience a whole new dimension of flavor.

How to use

The Airtender® vinologists have compiled an aeration guide for wine in 4 type categories. This guide provides general advice on how to use the Precision Aerator with most red wines. Of course, taste is personal, so we encourage you to experiment and find your perfect settings.

White wines type 1

Light, fresh wines with a tight flavor profile, often with citrus like fruit scents.

Some of the grape varieties in this type category are:

  • Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire, Bordeaux, Chile & New Zealand
  • Verdejo from Rueda, Portugal & Australia
  • Albariño from Rias Baixas
  • Grüner Veltliner from Austria

Use the setting button below to aerate, 1x5 second burst recommended.

White wines type 2

Full-bodied white wines with a pleasantly mild taste, clingy feel and aromatisch scents of light fruit.

Some of the grape varieties in this type category are:

  • Chardonnay from France, California, Chile & Argentina
  • Semillion from France & South Africa
  • Viognier from the Rhône, Australia, New Zealand and California

Use the setting button below to aerate, 1x5 second burst recommended.

White wines type 3

Strong, full-bodied and occasionally spicy white wines with an intense and long finish.

Some of the grape varieties in this type category are:

  • Pinot Gris (Grand Cru) from the Elzas
  • Gewurztraminer (Grand Cru) from the Elzas
  • Riesling (Grand Cru) from the Elzas, Germany & Australia
  • Chablis 1er Cru from the Bourgogne
  • Chenin Blanc from South Africa, California, Chile, Argentina & New Zealand

Use the setting button below to aerate, 1x5 second burst recommended.

White wines type 4

  • Dessert wines
  • Port
  • Madeira

Use the setting button below to aerate, 1x5 second burst recommended

The effects of Precision Aeration

1x 5s Primary fruit aroma is clearly noticeable (smell and taste). Fresh acids are clearly noticeable in the wine’s finish.

2x 5s The primary fruit note is less present; the wine is more balanced. The acids are softened and have a round finish. Clear integration of primary fruits and acids.

3x 5s Generally not recommended for white wines of type 1 and 2. Optional for fortified young wines, such as vintage Port or Madeira.

Reference Table

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