Wine Temperature Chart
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This chart was graciously provided by www.winescenter.com



Wine Style Examples Suggested Temperature
Champagne
    Simple Champagne Cava, Cremants, non-vintage champagne

4-7°C (39-45°F)

    Sweet Champagne Sweet champagne, Moscato d'Asti

4-7°C (39-45°F)

    Finest Champagne Vintage champagne luxury cuvees

6-8°C (43-46°F)

White Wines
    Sweet White Wines Anjou blanc, German QbAs, Loupiac, Muscats

6-8°C (43-46°F)

    Crisp, Dry Wines Muscadet, Sancerre, Alsace, Italian

6-8°C (43-46°F)

    Complex Dry Wines Burgundy, Graves, Chardonnays, Rioja

9-11°C (48-52°F)

    Medium-Sweet German Spatlese, Auslese, New World Rieslings

10-12°C (50-54°F)

    Finest Sweet Wines Classed Sauternes, Late-Harvest Wines

11-13°C (52-55°F)

    Finest Dry Wines Mature Burgundies, The best New Chardonnays

10-12°C (50-54°F)

Rose Wines
    Classical Wines Simpler Roses should be coldest

6-8°C (43-46°F)

Red Wines
    Young, Fresh Wines Young Loire, Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone

10-12°C (50-54°F)

   New Vintages Bordeaux, New World Cabernet Sauvignon

14-15°C (57-59°F)

    Mature Vintages New World Pinot Noir Italian and Spanish

16-17°C (61-63°F)

    Mature Fine Wines New World Cabernets, Rhine Wines

17-18°C (63-64°F)

Fortified Wines
    Dry Fino Sherry and New World Port Wine

9-11°C (48-52°F)

    Medium Bodied Amontillado Sherry, Madeira Wine, White Port

10-12°C (50-54°F)

    Sweet Vintage Port, Tawny, Amontillado, Madeira Wine

16-18°C (61-64°F)