Decanters go all the way back to the Greeks, through the Renaissance, and, well, here we are. This ultra clear, lead-free crystal one uses a design that'll steal the show at your next dinner party, and noticeably changes your pour for the better.
When wine is decanted, the oxygen exposure allows the flavors to develop in seconds, not years, so you get a brighter bouquet and clearer tasting notes. And it's not just for younger wines, either. With older vintages, the process can help get rid of sediment via the controlled pouring process, so unwanted bitterness and acidity won't make their way into your glass.
Pour a standard, 750ml bottle of wine into the Monti and the glass center peaks through, showcasing the inspiration of the Italian Alps. If you’re looking to get a bit more aggressive, the decanter can comfortably hold up to a 1.5L magnum. We recommend hand-washing once you're done.
Detailed measurements: Height 7"; Diameter at opening 2.5"; Diameter at neck 2"; Diameter at widest point 8"; Diameter of base 6.5"
Fit this over your decanter when you're drinking a whole bottle, or maybe just over a glass if it's a slow night, then pour and be mesmerized. The wine is distributed through the holes in the bottom of the funnel, splashes against the sides of the decanter, and creates a waterfall effect that turns your drink into a work of art. The funnel, made of stainless steel, is fitted with a mesh strainer, too, which will catch any sediment you might get from the bottom of the bottle. Hand-wash only.
Uniquely-shaped decanters can be tough to clean. The solution: pour in these stainless-steel, medical-grade cleaning beads, add a little water, and swirl to do all the scrubbing without all the suds. That means no soapy residue to interfere with your wine's layered flavors.
If you want to get a better sense of your palate, use this gift card for the Tasting Room by Lot18 to get rid of the guesswork. Redeem it on their site (no credit card and no extra purchase required) for a kit, which includes six tasting-sized bottles of wine, plus instructions on how to drink 'em. They'll walk you through the tasting and how to note your likes and dislikes. Once you're done, submit your preferences and you'll get personalized guidance that'll lead you to your next bottle.
Due to legal restrictions, Lot18 can't ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, or Canada. Sorry, residents of those fine places. If you can't use the tasting kit yourself, it makes a nice gift for your out-of-area friends.