White and rosé wines are being chilled in an ice bucket and are ready to be servedWhite and rosé wines are being chilled in an ice bucket and are ready to be served

For sparkling wine, white wine, rosé and red wine

In our experience, people tend to drink white wine too cold, and red wine too warm. In that regard, the rules for the ideal serving temperature are really quite simple.

Sparkling wine
Sparkling wine should be served well chilled – ideally, straight from the fridge at 5–10°C. More complex sparkling wines, such as Champagne or its Italian counterpart, Franciacorta, can also be enjoyed at up to 15°C.

White wine and rosé
For white wine, we recommend a serving temperature between 7 and 12°C.

Red wine
You’ve probably heard the adage that red wine should be enjoyed at room temperature. Well, it’s true! But this rule comes from a time before underfloor heating and triple-glazed windows. As such, «room temperature» in this sense means between 14 and 18°C – these days, closer to «cellar temperature»…

By the way: the warmer the wine is, the more you notice the alcohol content. Tannins, on the other hand, become more intense at lower temperatures.

Our wine recommendations

  1. - +
    Italy, Veneto
    85 % Pinot grigio / Pinot gris / Grauburgunder, 15 % Verduzzo

    75 cl
    Masianco – Pinot grigio delle Venezie doc, Masi
  2. - +
    Italy, Abruzzo
    100 % Montepulciano

    75 cl
    Centovie Rosso – Montepulciano d'Abruzzo doc, Umani Ronchi
  3. - +
    Italy, Trentino
    100 % Chardonnay

    75 cl
    Ferrari Maximum Blanc de Blancs – Trento doc - brut, Ferrari

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