Which wine should be served chilled?
I know this kind of article will interest you, especially if you are a fan of chilled wine as to which wine should be served chilled. Wine, to be enjoyable and pleasurable ought to be served chilled however, it is said that red wine will be perfect when served at room temperature so to preserve its aroma and flavor but not all deserve this treatment.
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Light bodied red wines with little tannin and great acidity can be best served when chilled and few full-bodied red wines can also be served chilled- chilled here, do not mean very cold, it means moderately coldness and this applies to other wines, such as sparking, white, dessert and rose-
These types of wine are not best served at room temperature, they are best served chilled especially during summer however, the coldness should not exceed 7 degrees Celsius for dessert wine, 12 degrees Celsius for white wine and 18 degrees Celsius for red wine.
In this article we have provided you with nice procedures to follow in keeping your favorite wine chilled and enjoyable without losing its aroma or flavor.
Wines best served chill
Red wine can be served about 50-55 degrees or put it in the fridge for about 45 minutes and served it after 10-15 minutes of removal form fridge. Lovers of full-bodied wine may as well chilled their favorite full bodied wine, as long as they are not to tannic.
Try and look for full-bodied red wine with less tannic and much fruit such as Zinfandel and Malbec while Napa Cabernet Sauvignon or Barolo may not considered great but 10-15 minutes in the fridge before serving could do the magic- that light chill is enough to pop the flavor without stimulating the tannins.
White wine, such as chardonnay and pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc should be served chilled, allow it to chill to about 1 degree Celsius (35 F) to 3 degree Celsius (38 F) in the refrigerator, that is about one and half hour and remove it, served it after 20 minutes of removal from refrigerator so to warm slightly thereby preserving the aromas.
Full bodied White wine of high quality such as white Burgundy or chardonnay and vintage should be served slightly warmer, it should be removed from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.
Sparking wines such as champagne should also be chilled for about hour and half then move into a bucket filled with ice and water for about 20 minutes and then served after allowing it to warm slightly for about 10 minutes for maximum enjoyment.
Dessert wine require the same treatment as white wines, the white and yellow color dessert wine should also be put in the refrigerator for about 35 F to 38 F, that is about one and half hour and served it 20minutes after removal however, fortified dessert wines such as sweet cherry would be very okay if not chilled but they can be served at cellar temperature for maximum pleasure
The best way to enjoy rose wine is to put it in the refrigerator after purchase for about one and half hour and put it on the table to allow the aroma and character change slightly so to have a maximum enjoyment without spoiling the aroma or flavor.
Top 5 varieties of red wines that can be chilled
Not all red wines are supposed to be chilled, they are best enjoyable at room temperature or kept at cellar temperature however, we will give you the ones that are best enjoyable when served chilled.
Pinot noir grape is grown predominantly in Burgundy France however, it is also found in regions like New Zealand, California, and Oregon. Pinot noir wine is lighter bodied which makes it okay to be served chilled.
Zinfandel wine is derived from Zinfandel grapes- popular around California, although Zinfandel is full bodied but is less in tannic and rich in fruit thereby making it okay to be served chilled but not too chilled at least moderately so to preserve it aroma or flavor.
Derived From the third most planted grape-the Barbera grape, in the region of Barbera D’Asti in Italy. Barbera D’Asti is not that harsh and is highly acidic-which makes it perfect to be served chilled. It forms a nice paring with food especially food rich in vegetable and fish.
The wine is made mainly from the Lambrusco grape. The wine however, is of three type according to their mode of making- the sweet (contain high level of sugar), medium dry (low-high level of sugar) and dry (little or no sugar). Therefore it is advisable to purchase the dry type. It is light bodied so it can be served chilled.