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Wine storage temperature

What is the best temperature for wine storage?

The ideal drinking temperature for red wine is between 16 and 18 °C and the ideal drinking temperature for white wine is between 10 and 12 °C. Wine needs to rest and be kept at a constant storage temperature. Due to the low-noise and low vibration of the BODEGA43 compressor, wine can fully rest and develop optimally. Meanwhile, your wine will be at the ideal drinking temperature so that you can enjoy it at any time!

Tips for the correct drinking temperature

The correct drinking temperature for wine is partly determined by your own taste, but there are of course guidelines. A good wine cooler means you can combine the right drinking temperature with the right storage temperature. The warmer you store wine, the faster it matures. If a wine develops more slowly, it will eventually give more drinking pleasure.

The ideal storage temperature for storing wine for several years is 10-12 °C. The exact storage temperature is less important, as long as it is constant. This applies to both white and red wine. This means that you can let your wines mature perfectly, even at slightly higher temperatures.

The correct serving temperature is a bit more complicated because it is different for each wine and is partly determined by your own taste. Yet, with a BODEGA43 cooler with 2 temperature zones, you can go in any direction. For example, one zone at 12 °C for serving white wines and storing both white and red wine and another zone at 16-18 °C for serving red wine. If you wish, you can set the best temperature according to the wines you like to drink.

What temperature should I store my red wine?

  • Light, fruity red wines: 14-16 °C
  • Powerful, full wines: 18 °C

Many people know that you should drink red wine at room temperature. This is an old tip from a time when there was no central heating and houses were a lot colder than today. Standard room temperature is now around 20-22 °C. You can still drink a red burgundy wine at that temperature, although it is more balanced around 18 °C. The wine becomes softer in taste (and the alcohol is less dominant at a lower temperature) and more subtle in smell. A light, fruity wine such as a Beaujolais or a simple Rioja best presents itself at a slightly lower temperature, around 14-16 °C.

Serving temperatures of red wine

  • Fresh, fruity, light and smooth wines: 14-16 °C
  • Full, spicy, complex wines: 16-18 °C
  • Powerful, concentrated, robust red wines: 16-18 °C
  • Lush, sweet red wines: 16-18 °C

Drinking temperature of white wine

The aroma and taste of red wine is best at a temperature of 14-18 °C, but this depends on the type of red wine. We recommend serving your white wine at a temperature of 7-12 °C.

Finally, it may be a good idea to keep red and white wine a little cooler than you want to serve it because the wine will heat up slightly after it has been poured into the glass.

Serving temperatures of white wine

  • Champagne and sparkling wines: 6-8 °C
  • Fruity, fresh, semi-dry white wines: 7-9 °C
  • Fresh, light, fruity, dry white wines: 8-10 °C
  • Rosé wines: 8-10 °C
  • Lush, sweet white wines: 10-12 °C
  • Full, aromatic, dry white wines: 10-12 °C
  • Very full, complex, dry white wines: 12 °C

DRINKING TEMPERATURE OF RED WINE

The aroma and taste of red wine is best at a temperature of 14-18 °C, but this depends on the type of red wine. We recommend serving your white wine at a temperature of 7-12 °C.

Finally, it may be a good idea to keep red and white wine a little cooler than you want to serve it because the wine will heat up slightly after it has been poured into the glass.