Dry conditions can be disastrous for your fine wine. That’s why humidity is crucial.
Low humidity can cause the cork to dry, and your fine wine to evaporate more quickly. Ultimately, this affects the neck level in your bottle, and causes a drop in value. The extra air in the bottle also speeds up maturing, and can ruin your fine wine.
At Octavian, our years of experience have taught us that the perfect humidity for fine wine is 75-85%. It’s essential for maintaining the condition of the wine, without affecting the label. And it’s why Sotheby’s use Octavian storage as evidence of perfectly stored wine in their catalogues.
In Corsham Cellars, we maintain humidity through a sophisticated dehumidifier system. We use both desiccant and refrigeration dehumidifiers.
And in Colerne Reserve, our above ground facility, we use precisely engineered humidifier systems to distribute vapour – and ensure a consistent temperature.