Magnums are considered to be the superior format for champagne! But why?
Alors, a magnum contains 1.5 L of wine, which is equivalent to two standard 750 mL bottles; however, the amount of air under cork remains the same in both formats because both bottles have the same neck size. This means there is a lower wine-to-air ratio in a magnum, which lengthens the ageing process of the wine, allowing more time for aromas and flavours to develop their full depth and complexity. At the same time, magnums are also able to maintain the wine’s freshness for longer because less of the wine is exposed to oxygen, offering a more accurate wine tasting profile as intended by the winemaker.
So, there you have it. Bigger is always better when it comes to magnums —not only for the big, bold ‘wow’ factor as a statement bottle, but also practically.
We invite you to browse our range of champagne magnums, which are perfect for impressing family and friends at your next soirée.