Wine Storage Service
Priwine catalog includes many wines with important ageing potential that depends on the vine variety. Almost all wines by Casa Vinicola Aldo Rainoldi (Nebbiolo) have an ageing potential up to 15 or 20 years: Sassella Riserva, Fruttaio Ca' Rizzieri, Sforzato di Valtellina, Grumello Riserva and Inferno Riserva. Priwine has many other wines with great ageing potential (up to 15 or 20 years) like Pinot Noir and Rosso dell'Abazia (Bordeaux cut) by Serafini & Vidotto, Faro (Nerello Mascalese) by Palari, Masqito and Masqito Gold by Colli Cerentino (Aglianico del Vulture). Other wines like 6 Mura Rosso Riserva (Carignano del Sulcis) by Cantina Giba or Ser Balduzio (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo) by Fiorano perform very well up to 10/15 years. All the wine experts know that it's pretty hard to find old vintages in the market, and even when you can access those vintages the price of the wine is significantly higher than current vintage. So what? Buy, sit and wait! Wine lovers buy current vintage, store them in a cellar and wait for a long time to let the wine improve at it best with time. Correct wine storage is essential for wine to realize its full potential. Ideal wine storage environments are dark, stable and cool (about 13°C) with relative humidity around 70%. Too high a temperature ages fine wine prematurely, while rapid and regular fluctuation leads to an imbalance in flavours, aromas and the general characteristics of a wine. Fine wine must be kept in the dark since ultraviolet light degrades the organic compounds that influence aroma, flavour and structure. Well stored wine should rest in a vibration-free environment. This slows the chemical ageing process and allows a fine wine to develop bouquet and zest over many years. Whether you don’t have the storage space at home for your own cellar (it is not easy to have it at an affordable price in city like Zurich, Bern, Losanna or Geneve) or don’t have the time to manage one, we make wine storage easy. At Priwine cellars, wine is only ever disturbed when picked to order. We cellar your reserves in the original casings, away from natural light. All bottles are cellared horizontally (sur lattes) in our humidity and temperature controlled cellars, with the wine in constant contact with the cork. A fine wine’s life, initiated by the vintage, encapsulated in a bottle, and measured by its resting time in our cellars, is only interrupted when the owner considers it to be the perfect time to draw the cork. The Priwine Wine Storage service has a cost of 4CHF/year/bottle and can be ordered directly during check out process selecting the Wine Storage shipping method. Wine are shipped on request upon payment of the storage and shipping costs.