Service or aging wine cellar ?
Whatever the occasion, you have at hand your most beautiful bottles of wine at the right temperature: luxury in everyday life. This is the promise of a wine cellar. And beyond the functional aspect, your precious spirits are preserved in an aesthetic module with meticulous finishes: the ultimate!
But to preserve the flavors and aromas of your wine bottles, you need to choose the right cellar. Depending on the use, you will have to opt for a service cellar or an aging cellar.
The first one brings the bottles to the right temperature before tasting. The temperature is adapted according to the type of wine, red, white or rosé, varying from 11°C to 18°C. This model, generally of small size, fits perfectly in a kitchen or a dining room..
The second, like a wine cellar, is intended to preserve recent vintages to bring them to maturity for 5 to 20 years. Thus, the wine matures and improves with time in a cellar at 12°C.
Design wine cellars and tasting areas worthy of a sommelier
Within a dedicated space, the wine cellar takes place like a jewel case for the storage of precious bottles. It is the perfect place to cultivate the art of living with wine and to share your passion for oenology with your guests.
Design, modern or traditional, this room plunged in the dark and full of treasures, offers an undeniable cachet to the home.Degré 12, an expert in the design of traditional wine cellars, has brought to life many wine space projects. Among them: the renovation of a wine cellar in the basement of the famous hotel in the Belgian Ardennes Le Sanglier des Ardennes. A harmonious, classic and luxurious ensemble between noble stone and modern materials.
La Sartoriale, custom wine cellar manufacturer, also seduces epicureans and wine lovers with its elegant aging wine cellars and tasting rooms.
Custom made wine cabinets in a wine library style
Elegant and design, wine cabinets allow you to keep your collection of great wines while displaying them with dignity for all to see. A unique jewel that invites itself in different spaces of the house, sometimes unexpected, as it is the case for Degré 12 and its project of a cellar under a design staircase in a villa in Belgium (Tervuren 2016). A touch of originality, but it turns out to be the right place. The glazed cellar immediately catches the eye and perfectly dresses the often unused space. Degré 12 has also imagined and designed references in noble woods (oak, oiled wenge, lacquered wood). An unusual material, but offering a friendly and warm atmosphere to receive guests during a tasting of vintages at their peak.
To continue with unique projects, La Sartoriale has created sublime wine storage units: a wine library in a restaurant in Portugal or two air-conditioned cupboards in a home in Paris.
Liebherr, a specialist in high-end refrigeration for over 30 years, focuses on offering high-end wine cabinets for service and aging. This manufacturer uses formidable technologies to bring the wine to maturity. In free standing, it presents contemporary compact models with large capacities, featuring LED lighting to reveal the bottles.
Contemporary built-in cellars
Installed in a niche, under a worktop or on a central island, built-in wine cellars offer endless possibilities. They are practical and adaptable to small spaces while providing a touch of elegance: the right compromise for wine lovers in apartments. They are mainly intended for service use.
In column, these models have the capacity to accommodate a large quantity of bottles, up to 100, for a top-of-the-range cellar of the manufacturer Liebherr. For small spaces, the small cube models can store about 20 bottles. They are equipped with a glass door in white, black, burgundy or stainless steel finish. These modern built-in cellars are perfect for those who want to start a collection.
Innovative, some cellars 2.0, on the European market, have a touch control panel, others are even connected to be managed remotely through home automation: the perfect alliance between functionality, design and technology.