Recommendations for use and FAQ
How do I fit a sliding shelf?
How do I fit a charcoal filter?
The active charcoal filter in your wine cellar must be replaced once a year to ensure that it functions properly.
To do so, simply open the door of your cellar, take hold of the filter located in the rear wall and pull it gently. Gently insert the new filter into the slot from which you removed the previous filter. It's as simple as that!
How do I lay wine bottles head to tail?
Laying bottles "head to tail" is a method consisting of placing one row at the back with the neck pointing outwards and another row at the front, in this case with the base of the bottle facing you. In this arrangement, the neck of each bottle in the first row lays between two necks of the back row of bottles. This boosts storage capacity and can be repeated over several levels.
Why is there a difference in the temperature displayed on the screen and that inside my cellar?
It is natural to have a difference in temperature inside the cellar as cold air falls and warm air rises. A uniform temperature is obtained by mixing the air. This difference may also be explained by the position of the temperature sensor.
How does a multi-temperature cellar work?
It is possible to set more than one temperature in the same zone in our Prestige range multi-temperature wine cellars. Using the best of our technology developed for the commercial sector, our multi-temperature cellars will skilfully distribute cold air in five to six independent zones: monitored by two temperature sensors, one at the top and one at the bottom, the extremely advanced ventilation system will distribute cold air according to the temperatures required. If you want to have the same temperature throughout the cellar, you simply need to set the same temperature at the top and the bottom.
What is an active charcoal filter?
The active charcoal filter is an essential piece of kit for an ageing wine cellar. The active charcoal filter fits into the rear wall of the cellar. This allows the outside air to circulate in the cellar to let your bottles "breathe", while extracting anything liable to harm your wine from the air, such as dust, odours and other particles.
How much importance does La Sommelière attach to the energy classes of its wine cellars?
La Sommelière wine cellars feature top-rated energy classes, up to class A+. We are constantly improving our products and the energy consumption of our cellars is one of our priorities.
What is the maximum bottle capacity?
Our Product Information, catalogue and wine cellar energy labels always specify the maximum capacity in number of bottles. All the capacities of our cellars are independently checked and verified and are calculated with light Bordeaux bottles (75cl) laid head to tail, and a minimum number of shelves (depending on the product).
What is the climate class of a wine cellar?
The climate class indicated in the technical specifications of the wine cellar corresponds to the ambient temperature range to be observed for cellar installation.
In other words: to ensure that your wine cellar functions properly, the cellar must be installed in a room in which the ambient temperature is within the climate class provided.
What is the Winter system?
The cellar contains a heating element: if the temperature of the room in which your cellar is installed were to fall below 5°C, this element is activated to keep your precious bottles above 5°C.
What is the "anti-vibration" system?
The "anti-vibration" system is a system of pads placed under the compressor which eliminate the vibrations generated when the compressor stops or starts. Think of them as shock absorbers for your wine cellar. This system features in all La Sommelière wine cellars.
What is the humidity level?
The ideal humidity level for a wine cellar is between 50% and 80%. A humidity level of below 50% causes the top of a cork to dry out, which may then make it shrink and let in air. On the other hand, an excessively high humidity level (over 80%) can bring about unpleasant odours and damage labels.
What is hybrid technology?
This new technology combines the reliability of thermoelectricity and the efficiency of compressor cooling. This high-precision know-how is already employed in cutting-edge technological sectors, particularly for cooling satellites and microprocessors. This technological innovation is the answer to perfect temperature control. Plus, as there is no need for a compressor, your wine is completely shielded from vibrations and you can enjoy ultra-low noise levels.
What is the visual and audible alarm for?
In models equipped with this feature, a visual and/or audible alarm is triggered if the temperature inside the cellar deviates from the set temperature for an extended period of time, which may occur if the door is not properly closed or in the event of a power outage.
Why the need for LED lighting?
Low energy LEDs emit a soft light that is harmless to your bottles of wine.