Temperature of the wine

The Reds

For a robust red wine or a great red wine, place the bottle the night before in a dry place (avoid the areas near heat or fireplace). They can be opened and decanted until 12 hours in advance to optimize oxygenation.The red wines of Burgundy thrive between 15 and 16 °. They need a fresh environment.The light and fruity red will leave in a cool place (cellar, heated or not) for a young wine can even imagine to place 1 or 2 hours in refrigerator before opening to make a little more tender.

Whites and Rosé Champagnes

Dry whites are very expressive and roses will be rather low to pose standing in the refrigerator twenty-four hours before opening. Which will serve them at a temperature of around 8 °.Strong white wines, from Chardonnay are themselves less cost to serve at a temperature between 10 and 12 °Finally, champagne or soft white need to be ½ hour before serving in a bucket filled with ice and water (never ice only).

Great vintage champagne to be in turn, served at a higher temperature, around 10 to 12 ° because it is above all the great wines that would be a shame to erase a temperature too cool. The temperature rises rapidly in the wine glass until you reach the room temperature, may therefore serve as a precaution at a temperature lower than optimal for tasting.

The temperatures of the following are generally accepted as referring to the names involved:

From 6-9 ° C: Sparkling wines and rosé wines.
From 8 to 10 ° C Champagne.
From 10 to 12 ° C Alsace, Bourgogne Blanc, Dry White.
From 12 to 14 ° C Red light.
From 13 to 15 ° C Yellow wine, Beaujolais, Bourgogne Blanc racy.
From 15 to 16 ° C Red Burgundy.
From 16 to 17 ° C Red Bordeaux, Languedoc, Provence.
From 17 to 18 ° C Grand Bordeaux Red, Red Burgundy Grand Cru.

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