Sparkling Wine Serving Temperature

Sparkling wines can be served just little colder. But people usually prepare drinking sparkling wines directly from the refrigerator in which it is stored at a temperature of about 40°F. When you drink the wine at that temperature you did not find the difference in its flavor. You can feel the improvement in the favor of the sparkling wine when it is allowed to stand for about 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Sparkling wines are available in many different types. So stating a simple general serving temperature that is valid for all the types will not be good. Let see the different serving temperature for each type of sparkling wines.

White sweet and aromatic sparkling wines can be served at a temperature of about 46°F. These wines will taste good in the low temperature since they are very aromatic and can abide the low temperature without any change in the bouquet. Example of the white sweet sparkling wine is Asti Spumante.

Red sweet sparkling wines can be stored at a temperature of about 50°-53°F. The same rule as for the white sweet sparkling wine is applicable here. Example for red sweet sparkling wine is Brachetto d'Acqui.

But the tannic sparkling wines should be served at a temperature high as possible like 57°F

Dry sparkling wines like Prosecco di Vadobbiadene e Conegliano should be served at a temperature of about 46° - 50°F.

Special attention should be paid to wines that are produced by "Classic Methods" and "Methode Champenoise." Wines prepared from these methods should be served at a temperature of about 46° - 50°F.

But special vintage wines are served at a temperature of about 53°F. Vintage wines are served at this temperature will increase the complex aroma that was slowly and tolerantly developed during the aging process. And non-vintage sparkling wines can be served at a temperature of about 4° to 6°C.