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Serving Temperatures

Serving Temperatures

To properly highlight a varietal’s unique bouquet and flavor profile, serve wine at the right temperature. After all, taste is everything.

White wine: Serve at 55-58° F
From room temperature, white wines need about an hour in the refrigerator to achieve this temperature.

  • If the wine is too cold, it will mask the aromas and flavors making it seem simple.
  • If the wine is too warm, it will seem fat (meaning lacking acidity and structure).

Red wine: Serve at 62-65° F
Remember that "room temperature" referred to drafty stone castles, not modern insulated homes. Cool room temperature red wines in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

  • When red wines are served too warm, they become overly alcoholic and flabby.
  • If reds are served too cold, their aromas and flavors will be muted.

Suggested Serving Temperatures by Varietal:

  • Sauvignon Blanc - 45° F
  • Pinot Grigio - 45° F
  • Chardonnay - 50° F
  • Rosé - 50° F
  • Pinot Noir - 50-55° F
  • Merlot - 55° F
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - 65° F
  • Red Bordeaux Blend - 65° F
  • Syrah - 65° F
  • Zinfandel - 65° F


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