Your wine need to be served at the right temperature to get the full benefit of your wine.
A temperature too cold will increase the sensation of acidity, making the tannins hard and unpleasant (for red wines) and block the aromas.
A temperature too high will increase the sensation of alcohol, making the wines warm, unpleasant for tasting.
- The temperature of the fridge (5°C) is not good for serving white wine
- The room temperature (20°C – 22°C) is not good for serving red wine
- It is always better to serve a wine too cold than too hot because it is easier to bring it up the temperature.
- Whatever the type of wine (Champagne, white white, red wine or sweet…), Un Grand Vin (Champagne millesimé or prestive, Grand Cru ) will be served always a little bit warmer than normal.
|Type of Wine||Temperature|
|Champagne, Sparkling Wine||9-11°C|
|Dry White with freshness (Loire, Alsace, Chablis…)||9-11°C|
|Full Bodied White Wine (Burgundy, Rhone, South West)||11-14°C|
|Medium Bodied (light tanins and low in alcool : Loire, Alsace, Burgundy…)||14-16°C|
|Full Bodied wine (Bordeaux, Sud-Ouest, Rhône…)||17-18°C|
|Sweet Wine (Beaumes de Venise, Sauternes)||9-11°C|