Although it is seen far less than with red varieties, there are reasons to use a decanter on white wine as well. This is particularly common with higher-end white wines that have been aged because they can sometimes taste a little off when the bottle is first opened. decanting
the wine can help it to get over this awkward stage quickly, ensuring that the drinker can sample it right away. Even sparking white wine can be decanted. This process softens the bubbles, making the wine easier to drink for those who don’t like the liveliness of less expensive champagnes. Experts agree, however, that decanting isn't necessary for most varieties of white wine, as it all comes down to personal preference.