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Fondis Wine Storage FAQ

Fondis Wine Storage F.A.Q.s

Most of the Fondis cellars air conditionners are made to be fitted easily without the need of a cooling engineer. The units can be fitted on wall ( Window type) or on a shelve inside the cellar ( IN models) and all they need is an electric power point outside the cellar and a connection to the main or a recipient to collect released  water from the cooler.
Here is a list of pdf files for all  Fondis Wine cellars that will reply to most question on installation and operating your Fondis unit.

PC15 Cellar door

Insulated door with frame

Fondis C25

Fondis C25 IN       Wine IN25 Dimensions

Fondis C50             Wirring C50

Fondis C50IN

Fondis SP100       SP100 user guide

Fondis Hygromaster

Thermolux split manual

Fondis SP40

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Which is the best temperature for storing wine?
Fine wine is fragile, if kept at to high temperature it will age too quickly and turn to vinegar,
if the temperature is too cold the ageing process will slow down and eventually stop.
The best temperature for ageing any wines is between 12 and 14 Degrees Celsius.
Some of the best wines (white and red) can keep for decades.

What is the right level of humidity?
Humidity is necessary to keep the cork of the bottles moist to avoid it from shrinking and letting air in the bottle, this is one of the reason why we keep wine bottles lying down.But too much humidity will help propagation of fungus and rot which will damage the wine labels and also develop bad smells in the cellar which will
affect the aroma of the wine.
The best humidity is around 70%.

What happens to the wine?
When ageing white wine get darker in colour (gold) and red wines get lighter ( tawny orange) . The aromas get softer and change from fruity to flowers aromas and later on to spices and earthy aromas. The tannins in red wine disappear, and white wines loose some acidity. All wines will improve distinctively from spending as little as 6 to12 month in a good cellar.

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