The conditions in which wine is stored can have large effects on its overall taste and aroma. Warmer temperatures can cause premature aging of wines and loss of quality. Cold temperatures can be just as bad, causing irreversible damage to the flavor. Temperature fluctuation can also have a negative impact on wine quality. Typical household fluctuations in temperature from day to night can cause harm to wine over time.
The Wine mode provides an ideal controlled environment for the long and short-term storage of both red and white wines.
For long-term storage (longer than one week) of both red and white wines, the ideal recommended storage temperature is 54°F / 12°C. When Wine mode is selected, the compartment is automatically set to this ideal, constant temperature, to provide the optimum conditions for long term storage.
Short-term storage / serving
Wine mode is also ideal for short-term storage (less than one week) of wines. Both red and white wines require different serving temperatures to ensure an optimum taste experience. White wines should be served at cooler temperatures (approximately 45°F / 7°C) whereas red wines
are better served at warmer temperatures (approximately 59°F / 15°C). The Wine mode can be customized to provide these two optimum serving temperatures.
|Serving temperature||Wine type|
|45°F / 7°C||Suitable for the majority of white wines including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blancs, Rieslings, Chenin Blancs and Pinot Gris. If white wines are served too cold, the aromas and flavors will be minimized and you won’t get full enjoyment.|
|59°F / 15°C||Suitable for red wines including Merlot, Bordeaux, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah/Shiraz. If red wines are served too warm the alcohol can produce an unpleasant bite on the palate.|
|To use Wine mode:|
To customize the storage environment for ideal serving temperatures:
Use the Temperature adjustment control to change the temperature.
Cellar (Default Setting)
Automatically selected when Wine mode is selected. Long term wine storage for red and white wine cellaring
For white wine short term storage and serving press the COLDER button to select the white wine (-) setting.
Fig.4 Adjustng temperature
For red wine short term storage and serving press the WARMER button to select the red wine (+) setting.