The serving temperature is a fundamental element for tasting and appreciating wine.
Before continuing, there is an important clarification to be made: a too cold temperature will tend to strengthen the acidity and bitterness of the wine, moreover a too cold wine will give off few aromas. Conversely, too high a temperature will have a strong impact on the aroma of the wine and increase the sensation of alcohol.
What serving temperature for white wines?
- Dry, lively and fresh white wines characterized by good acidity (e.g. Sauvignon) should be served at a temperature of 9° - 12°.
- The opulent and rather daring white wines (e.g. Chardonnay) should be served at a temperature of 11° - 13°.
For great wines or wines with greater maturity, a few degrees more is preferable.
What serving temperature for red wines?
- The fruity and light red wines should be served at a temperature of 15° - 16°
- Some like them fresher, especially for young and easily accessible wines (between 13° and 14°).
- Powerful red wines should be served at a temperature of 16° - 17°.
For great wines or wines with greater maturity, we favor a few more degrees without ever going beyond 19°.
What serving temperature for rosé wines?
There are multiple types of rosé wines. We will distinguish here the so-called aperitif rosés and meal rosés.
- Aperitif rosés should be served at a temperature of 8° - 10°.
- The table rosés should be served at a temperature of 9° - 11°.
What serving temperature for Champagne?
For a savory, lively and fresh aperitif, Champagne must be served at 7° - 10°.
For more moderate Champagnes or great vintages, the recommended temperature is 11° - 13°.
What serving temperature for the other wines?
For liqueur or sweet wines , the ideal serving temperature will be between 8° and 13° depending on the type of wine chosen and the moment of consumption (the increasingly cooler wines will be served as an aperitif).