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WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE MAGNUMS

Although a magnum is the bottle of choice for any celebration, the reasons to choose a magnum go beyond a fête.

 

 

MORE TO SHARE

Magnums are 1.5 liters, twice the size of a standard 750ml bottle, and yield about 10 glasses of wine. A large bottle on the table makes a memorable impression and invites sharing.

BETTER AGING

The wine in a magnum is exposed to about the same amount of oxygen as a standard bottle, which slows the aging process and helps to build layers of complex aromas and flavors.

A CHERISHED GIFT

The grandeur of a magnum is an impressive sight to behold and often bottled only for select vintages that may be hard to come by, making them the perfect gift for a Cabernet collector.

The Allure of Magnum Wine Bottles: A Connoisseur’s Choice

Choosing Magnum wine bottles, which typically hold 1.5 liters of wine (equivalent to two standard 750 ml bottles), can offer several advantages, particularly for collectors, enthusiasts, or those hosting gatherings. Here is an exploration into why opting for Magnum bottles could elevate your wine experience, making them an indispensable addition to any serious wine collection or gathering.

Enhanced Aging Potential

One of the most compelling reasons to choose Magnum bottles lies in their superior aging potential. The science of wine aging is intricately linked to the ratio of wine to air within the bottle. Magnums, with their larger volume, have a smaller surface area of wine in contact with the air in the neck of the bottle, thereby reducing the rate of oxidation. This slower oxidation process allows the wine to develop more complex flavors and aromas over time, potentially outpacing the maturation of the same wine in standard bottles. For collectors and aficionados seeking to age their wines to perfection, Magnums offer an enticing proposition.

Perfect for Celebrations

Magnum bottles are synonymous with celebration. Their impressive size and presence make them the centerpiece of any table, turning the simple act of enjoying wine into a ceremonious occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, or any significant milestone, opening a Magnum is a communal experience that enhances the joy of the moment. Moreover, these bottles serve more guests efficiently, ensuring that everyone gets a taste of the exquisite wine without the need for multiple smaller bottles.

A Statement of Sophistication

Beyond their practical advantages, Magnum bottles exude an aura of sophistication and connoisseurship. They signal a deep appreciation for wine and its intricacies, making them conversation starters and objects of admiration at any gathering. For those looking to impress dinner guests or elevate their wine collection, incorporating Magnums is a surefire way to denote both style and substance.

The Ideal Gift

For those in search of the perfect gift for a wine lover, a Magnum bottle is both thoughtful and impressive. Its substantial size and the promise of exceptional wine aging make it a memorable gift for any occasion, symbolizing generosity and a deep understanding of the recipient’s passions.

The allure of Magnum wine bottles extends far beyond their impressive size. Their benefits, from aging potential to environmental considerations, make them a wise choice for anyone serious about wine. Whether you’re a collector looking to age your wines gracefully, a host desiring to make a statement at your next gathering, or simply in search of the perfect gift, Magnum bottles represent a blend of sophistication, practicality, and sheer delight in the world of wine.

Explore our collection now and find the perfect Louis Martini Magnum to make your next occasion truly unforgettable. Your journey towards an elevated wine experience begins here.

DISCOVER OUR NAPA CABERNET MAGNUM

Our Louis M. Martini Napa Valley showcases the stellar 2019 vintage of all five Bordeaux varieties. Classic and well-structured, our 2019 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon showcases notes of black plum and wisps of fennel on the nose. Layers of dark cherry and cassis are unscored by hints of black licorice and a gravelly earthiness. The oak is well-integrated, imparting notes of sweet aromatics, resin and a bit of torn mint on the long finish. This wine is incredibly enjoyable now and will age for years to come.

HOW TO PROPERLY AGE YOUR WINE

KEEP IT COOL

A consistently cool, dark area is critical for aging wine. Temperature stability is key. Consider placing your wine rack or case boxes in an interior closet or use a wine refrigerator for optimal storage.

LAY IT FLAT

Corks play an important role in aging wine and may expand or contract with changes in temperature. Don’t risk a crumbly cork. Lay your wine bottles horizontally or upside down when storing to keep the cork moist.

PREPARE FOR OPENING

Aged fine wine naturally forms tartrate crystals. Ahead of enjoying any aged wine, stand the bottle upright for 1 – 2 days ahead of opening. This ensures any sediment rests at the bottom of the bottle.

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