At what temperature should wine be served ?

At what temperature should wine be served ?

Everyone knows that wine should not be served at any temperature. But do you know why? And do you know what temperature to serve wine at?



The making of a wine is achieved through several subtle and fragile chemical reactions. The chemical balance of the wine can therefore be disturbed at any time, with consequences for the taste and smell of the beverage.

Temperature is one of the elements that can disturb the perfect balance of the wine. An insufficient temperature will affect the tannins and increase the acidity and bitterness of the wine. On the other hand, too high a temperature will increase the alcohol and inhibit the aromas. It is therefore necessary to find the perfect temperature to open the tannins and reveal all the aromas.

The temperature at which the wine is served will depend essentially on the grape variety (more or less acidic and tannic). The complexity of the wine, its balance and its structure must be taken into account to determine the ideal serwineg temperature of the wine.



To serve a wine at the right temperature, you must first of all take into account the type of wine. Red wine, white wine and rosé wine are not served under the same conditions.

Red wines

Red wines have a high tannin content and should therefore be served at a higher temperature than all other wines. Red wine should be drunk between 15 and 16°C, but for the most complex and full-bodied red wines, the temperature can be as high as 17 to 19°C. Finally, when faced with a bottle of red wine with a high alcohol content, it is advisable to serve it at 15°C, so that the alcohol is not too strong.

It should be remembered that when decanted into a carafe for decanting, the red wine can gain up to 2 degrees. This parameter must be taken into account when serwineg.

White and rosé wines

To be served cooler, white and rosé wines should be at the perfect temperature to emphasise acidity, flavour and even bitterness. Rosé and mineral white wines should therefore be served at an average temperature of 12-14°C, while dry wines should be served cooler, at a temperature of 10-12°C. Finally, sweet or mellow wines should be served even cooler, at 8 or 10 °C. 

The producers of the Domaine de Berne recommend, for example, that a glass of rosé wine Château de Berne or Terre de Berne be consumed at an average temperature of 12°C.

The champagnes

For sparkling wines, a temperature between 8 and 10°C will allow the aromas to develop. The cork of your bottle of champagne pops out and a foam comes out as soon as you open it? The temperature was probably too high, and carbon dioxide had accumulated in the neck.



To serve a wine at the right temperature, it is essential to store it in the best conditions. Before serwineg in suitable glasses, the cellar is ideal, and the refrigerator is interesting for white and rosé wines. Once at the table, the ice bucket is an excellent solution, but be careful not to subject the wine to too many temperature variations.


You now know all the recommendations for serwineg wine in the best conditions, and thus preserve all its gustatory qualities. Take the test, you may be surprised!