Let’s begin with the most important thing when it comes to chilling wine; no matter what all the wine guides say or what we recommend in our blog, the right serving temperature for a wine is the one you enjoy it most at. So if you like to drink your Trenz 2two Shiraz Merlot at 10 degrees, then do it.
However, the temperature of a wine is quite important, as it helps to bring out the true character and flavours of a wine. To cool the wine down to the right temperature a wine fridge is most suitable as it allows you to chill your wines to the exact temperature and offers different temperature zones for different wines (depending on model). If you are not a proud owner of such fridge then forget it, you won’t be able to chill the wine correctly (a Vintec wine fridge is purchasable in our shop). Just kidding, a normal fridge usually does the same magic.
Generally we suggest to serve most white wines as well as Rosés at temperatures between 6 and 10 degrees Celsius. The kinds like Riesling, Grauburgunder, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer should be drunk at the lower end of this scale as it brings out the fresh and fruity flavors of these white wines. Chardonnay and White Burgundy on the other hand are usually a bit more complex and medium or full bodied and we therefore recommend to drink them a bit less chilled. Sparkling wine, same as champagne can best be enjoyed at temperatures between 5 to 7 degrees Celsius.
Red wines are usually served slightly below room temperature. Full bodied and heavy red wines like the Schneider Black Print & Tohuwabohu, should be consumed at a temperature between 16 and 19 degrees Celsius to bring out the complexity and intense flavours. With lighter red wines it all depends on the consumer’s personal preference. Pinot Noirs for example can either be served at 18 degrees or chilled down to 12 degrees.
But anyways this is just a rough guide on what the Chilled Wine team thinks about serving temperatures of wine. If you really made the effort to read through this we advise you to stop right now and start pouring some wine into your glass. Of course at the temperature you like best, even if it is a Riesling at 28 degrees Celsius.