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At what temperature is each wine served? Red wine, white wine…

a que temperatura se sirve el vino

At what temperature is each wine served? Did you know that wines taste better when served at the right temperature? If you are a lover of good wine and want to get the most out of it, whether red, rosé or white, first you should know that each of them has specific serving needs to enhance all its qualities and properties. In this article we will give you all the details about the ideal temperature for each wine and we will show you the best wine routes we offer in Taca de Vi. Here we go!

Basic considerations about wine temperature

Have you ever wondered why the same wine tastes different? As strange as it may seem, this occurrence is more common than you think. One of the main reasons why consumers do not enjoy wine is precisely because it is served at the wrong temperature.

So, at what temperature is each wine served? To answer that question, it may be necessary to set out a number of basic considerations about wine storage temperature:

Room temperature

The concept of this term is usually erroneous, since in the past some beverages used to be kept at domestic temperatures at a time when buildings did not have a thermal capacity like those of today, so temperatures were much colder. 

Cooling time

The cooling time of the bottle must be well calculated, without exceeding it. Often the mistake is made of putting the bottles in a freezer a few hours before consumption. Ideally, the bottle should be placed in an ice bucket filled with water and ice just before consumption.

Avoid using a refrigerator or freezer

We all love a good fresh wine, but the sudden change in temperature can spoil the product, losing the qualities of the product.  

The ideal temperature for wine

Below is a list of the ideal temperatures for each type of wine, ordered from the lowest to the highest. You should know that there is no exact temperature, so having a few degrees more or less will not be a serious problem.

# Sparkling wines: Between 5 ºC and 10 ºC. These are the wines that are served colder to enhance the sensation of freshness of the bubbles and their sweetness.

# White wines (young): Between 6 ºC and 10 ºC. White wines stand out for their acid or sweet character, so it is highly recommended that they be served chilled.

# Rosé wines: Between 6 ºC and 10 ºC. Rosé wines are similar to young white wines, so it is ideal to keep them at low temperatures.

# Sweet wines: Between 6 ºC and 12 ºC. Sweet wines are characterized by their sugar content, so they should also follow the same line as the previous ones.

# White wines (crianza): Between 10 ºC and 12 ºC. The temperature of barrel-aged wines is already beginning to be distinguished; they are a few degrees higher than the others. 

# Red wines (young): Between 10 ºC and 16 ºC. The minimum temperature for red wines is 10 ºC as long as they are not crianza or reserva wines.

# Red wines (crianza): Between 14 ºC and 18 ºC. Crianza red wines need a higher temperature to develop their full aroma.

# Red wines (reserva or gran reserva): Between 16 ºC and 18 ºC. Like crianza red wines, reserva or gran reserva wines need higher temperatures to develop their full flavor.

The best wine tours

Are you a real wine fanatic and want to live a unique experience through the five senses? You are in luck, in Taca de Vi we have what you are looking for!  We offer you the possibility to make one of our complete wine tours through different locations in the most renowned wine cellars, an ideal experience to surprise your family, friends, or any wine lover. 

Wine tasting in Barcelona

There are many places to enjoy wine in the Catalan capital. Barcelona has dozens of fun and informative wine tastings. 

Here are 3 of our favorite guided tours or wine tasting in Barcelona: Penedès tour, Priorat tour and Empordà tour.

The tours last approximately 7 to 10 hours and in all three cases, a private sommelier will pick you up at your accommodation and be your guide for the whole day. You will visit 2 or 3 wineries, with an explanation of the history, winemaking process and final tasting of their wines.

The visit also includes lunch in a fantastic restaurant, so that you can enjoy a full day in an environment where wine and gastronomy are the protagonists.

As if that were not enough, we will take advantage of the location of the visit to talk to you about the different types of wines of Catalonia according to their appellation of origin, so that you can get to know them and place each one on the map of the Catalan territory.

Wine Tour in Madrid

Madrid offers a multitude of proposals to get to know its surroundings better, being able to make 1-day getaways and thus have a better experience during your stay in the city. In this sense, a must if you are a lover of good wines, is the wine tourism offered by the famous wine region of Ribera del Duero.

Duero has managed to place itself on the podium of the most prestigious wine regions in the world. To such an extent that the wine lists of the most renowned restaurants can not miss a wine from this area.

In addition to including all the activities of our tours, in this visit we will also talk about the red wines made from the native variety of the area, the tinto fino, a type of fleshy, succulent wine, with silky tannin and that anyone will fall in love with. Don’t miss it and discover our best wine tours in Madrid.

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