Maturing temperature and serving temperatures for champagne, red, white and rosé wines. Discover how to take care of your wine.



Taking care of wine

 At what temperature should you store wine and champagne?



Maturing and serving temperatures are often confused.  We will explain the difference and the importance of serving your wine at the ideal serving temperature.

What is the ideal temperature for serving or maturing ?

It is important to differentiate between the maturing temperature, which corresponds to the temperature at which wine should be stored over the long term, and the serving temperature, which corresponds to the temperature at which wine is served.

Wine maturing temperature.

The ideal maturing temperature is 12°C. It must be homogeneous throughout the cellar in order to age your wine gradually until its peak, without rushing. Furthermore this is the true whatever the color of your wine.


It is essential that this temperature is stable. You must avoid any suddent change in temperature inside the cellar, which could damage your wines. Storing wine over a long period is therefore a delicate operation.  You must also ensure that the wine is not oxidised, exposed to UV rays or vibration... Which is where we, as a French manufacturer specialising in wine cabinets, intervene.  All our wine cabinets are designed to reproduce as accurately as possible the conditions required for optimal wine maturing.


Next, you can focus on wine serving temperatures.  Before serving your wine, you can take your bottles out a few hours beforehand and bring them to an ideal serving temperature, by bringing your reds to room temperature and cooling your champagne, white and rosé wine.

Wine quickly warms up in the glass, in the order of around 2 °C, take this into account when bringing wine to the table.

Wine serving temperature.

Serving wine at the correct temperature allows you to fully appreciate the aroma, flavour and texture of wine. Too cold and the wine will close up and not reveal its flavours. Too warm and it will be too alcoholic and stifle the aromas.  Observing wine serving temperatures therefore leaves no room for improvisation. If you drink your wines regularly and are only storing them for a relatively short period, the wine serving cabinet is made for you.  It allows you to store your wine as close as possible to its ideal serving temperature in a suitable environment.

EuroCave offers three types of wine serving cabinet. Multi-temperature wine cabinets allow you to bring to serving temperature all types of wines and champagnes.  2-temperature wine cabinets have a compartment for white wine and a compartment for red wine.  3-temperature cabinets have a service temperature section for reds, storage and cooling for whites and champagne. Finally, for champagne lovers, EuroCave has a cabinet exclusively dedicated to champagne.


For wine enthusiasts who have the required space, a wine serving cabinet is the perfect addition to a wine maturing cabinet or natural cellar, for always having bottles ready for drinking.

Memo to know everything about tasting temperatures.

Serving temperature for white wine and champagne

7 - 8°C
Simple champagne and muscat wines, simple sweet wines.

9 - 10°C
Late vintage Alsace, sweet wines, acidic or light dry white wines.

11 - 12°C
Dry white wines, semi-dry white wines (Alsace Pinot gris, Vouvray), Gewurztraminer, fine

champagnes, fine sweet wines, noble wines.

13 - 14°C
Fine dry white wines, vin jaune and other oxidative-type wines.

15 - 16°C
Matured wines.

The serving temperature for rosé wine and rosé champagne

7 - 8°C
Simple rosé champagnes and other sparkling rosés.

9 - 10°C
Light rosés, quaffing wines.

11 - 12°C
Fine rosé champagnes, classic rosé wines.

13 - 14°C
Bordeaux clarets, structured rosé wines, Burgundy rosés.

The serving temperature for red wine

11 - 12°C
Light fruity red wines.

13 - 14°C
Beaujolais and non-tannic wines, Banyuls and other natural sweet wines.

15 - 16°C
Burgundy wines, Rhône, Loire and red wines with average structure.

17 - 18°C
Bordeaux and any red wines with a good structure, Ports.

19 à 20°C
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