Wine Serving Temperature Guidelines

Temp F
Temp C
Wines
64°
18°
Bordeaux (best), Rhone , CNDP, Barolo, Cab. Sauv. (US), Zinfandel (heavy), Brunello di Montalcino
63°
17°
Chianti Classico & Rioja (Reserva), Barbaresco , Cab. Sauvignon (Chilean/Australian), Pinotage
61°
16°
Bordeaux (most), Burgundy (Nuits & best Beaune), Barbera, Shiraz/Merlot/ Pinot Noir (US)
59°
15°
Chianti Classico & Rioja (most), Zinfandel (light)
57°
14°
Burgundy (most Beaune), Valpolicella (Amarone)
54°
12°
Beaujolais , Valpolicella (except Amarone)
52°
11°
Chardonnay & White Burgundy (best quality), Viognier , Red Sancerre
50°
10°
Tokay, Sauternes, Beaujolais Nouveau, Bardolino, White Rhone (north), White Rioja (oaked)
48°
Riesling , Chablis, Alsace , White Chalonnaise & Maconnais, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc
47°
Chardonnay & White Burgundy (medium quality), White Bordeaux, Semillon, White Rhone (south)
45°
Champagne/Rose (best quality), Sauvignon Blanc, Savenniers, Vouvray, Pouilly-Fume, White Sancerre
43°
Ice Wines , White Bordeaux, Muscadet, Anjou , Asti , White Rioja (unoaked)
41°
Rose (cheap), Swiss Chasselas, Vihno Verde, Soave
37°
Champagne (cheap)
35°
Fridge Temperature
-18°
Freezer Temperature

Temp F
Temp C
Fortified Wines
64°
18°
Vintage Port
63°
17°
Amontillados & Olorosos Sherry
59°
15°
Ruby Port
57°
14°
Tawny Port (older) & Madeira
52°
11°
Tawny Port (younger)
47°
White Port, Finos Sherry
 
 
 

 
 
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