At what temperature should one store wine?

Expert advice - What temperature to mature wine? - At what temperature should one taste red, white or red wines?

Wines are not all served at the same temperature, whether red, white or rosé. However, do we know the ideal serving temperature for each wine? In addition, the ideal temperature for maturing wine is a fact that we sometimes know less about.

There are many temperatures for storing wine:

> the maturing temperature
> the serving temperatures

Discover the differences between these temperatures to find out which temperature you should store your wine at!

What temperature to mature wine?

Unlike the serving temperature, all wines are kept at the same temperature (red, white, rosé, champagne…). This maturing temperature is 12°C and must be consistent throughout the cabinet until it reaches its peak. You can safely age your reds, whites, rosés and champagnes, at 12°C inside your wine cabinet.

It is essential that this temperature is stable. Whenever as possible, avoid sudden changes in temperature inside the cabinet, which could damage your wine.

To serve your wine, you can take the bottles out of the cabinet a few hours in advance and bring them to an ideal serving temperature by either warming your red wines or chilling your white and rosé wines or champagne. However, be careful not to exceed their peak date, because even when stored in ideal conditions, once this date is exceeded, your wine will decline and its tasting qualities will be adversely affected.

At what temperature should one taste red, white or red wines?

Serving cabinets are used for storing wine that is going to be drunk soon. They are therefore kept at an ideal serving temperature. EuroCave wine serving cabinets offer several temperatures to store your wines according to their ideal serving temperature.  

Here is a reminder of all the wine tasting temperatures:

 The temperature for white wines:
- 7-8°C: Simple champagnes and sparkling wines, muscats, simple sweet wines.
- 9-10°C: Late harvest Alsace wines, sweet wines, acidic or light dry white wines.
- 11-12°C: Dry white wines, medium-dry white wines (Vouvray, Pinot gris d'Alsace), Gewurztraminer, fine
champagnes, fine sweet wines, noble grapes.
- 13-14°C: Best dry white wines, vin jaune and other oxidative wines.

The temperature for rosé wines:
- 7-8°C: Simple rosé champagnes and other sparkling rosés.
- 11-12°C: Fine rosé champagnes, classic rosé wines
- 13-14°C: Bordeaux clarets, structured rosé wines, Burgundy rosé wines

The temperature for red wines:
- 11-12°C: Light and fruity red wines.
- 13-14°C: Beaujolais and low-tannin wines, Banyuls and other natural sweet wines.
- 15-16°C: Burgundy, Rhône and Loire wines and red wines of medium structure.
- 17-18°C: Bordeaux wines and any red wine with a good structure, Port wines.
- 19-20°C: Exceptional, developed wines.

Wine serving cabinets are ideal as an addition to a wine maturing cabinet or a natural cellar for storing wines that will be drunk soon.
EuroCave offers two types of wine serving cabinet. Multi-temperature wine cabinets allow you to bring all types of wine and champagne to an ideal serving temperature. 2-temperature wine cabinets have a compartment for white wine and a compartment for red wine.

Please note: when wine is stored at serving temperature, it must be drunk quickly. In fact, above 14°C, wine maturing accelerates and below 10°C, wine maturing slows down.



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The maturing wine cabinets

The service wine cabinets

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*Several independent temperature compartments