Touch and Temperature

termometroAlthough at first glance it can be considered a “minor” sense, it’s important to clarify the role it plays in wine tasting, because through it we are able to detect the unctuosity, the density, and above all the temperature. Excessive temperature enhances alcohol flavors since they are volatile substances, and can be easily detected with high temperatures.

In contrast, when the temperature is too low it will mask much of the aromas needed for its enhancement. Hence the importance of a proper operating temperature system for each type of wine.

TEMPERATURE

TYPES OF WINES

Between 6° and 8° C (43° and 46° F) White: medium dry, Cava, fine and natural sweet
Between 8° and 10° C (46° and 50° F) White: dry, mature, rosé, aged Champagne
Between 10° and 14°C (50° and 57° F) Red: young and light, amontillado
Between 14° and 16° C (57° and 60° F) Red: mature-light and oloroso
18° C (64° F) Red:mature, reserve and bodied