Dessert & Fortified Wine Serving Temperature

Choosing the right serving temperature for fortified wines and dessert wines are little harder. This is because there is a huge variety of huge variety of flavor and aroma in these wine types. So depending on the flavor and aroma of the wine the serving temperature of the wine varies accordingly.

But in general if the wines of these types are young, light, fruitier wines then you can serve them a little cool. If the wines are older, complex and heavier than serve at the warm temperature.

The general fortified wine serving temperature is
  • Dry fortified wines - 9°C - 11°C
  • Medium bodied fortified wines - 10°C - 12°C
  • Sweet fortified wines - 16°C - 18°C