Rosé is a wine you should drink at cool temperature, not frozen.

Often it happens to me to order a glass or bottle of rosé wine and receive it chilled. When I ask why I am told that most people like to drink it at that temperature. Frozen means temperatures of 4 ° C or less.  It’s Wrong.

It is not correct because the serving temperature influences the characteristics of a wine.

What should be the serving temperature of a rosé wine?

Sommelier books indicate it between 10 and 12 C. I prefer to drink it around 8-10 C, as the Master of Wine Elizabeth Gabay says.
Obviously the temperature is a reference. You don’t have to measure the temperature of the wine precisely! It appears evident when the wine is presented ice-cold.

It must not be very cold, nor very hot because the temperature influences the characteristics of the wine.

We know that rosé is a great wine, we can appreciate it all year round, we are ready to uncork our bottle, why drink it at the wrong temperature?

The low temperature will make it more difficult to appreciate the aromas of rosé wine. The wine will obviously be fresher and the rosé will be perceived fresher and more acid than it actually is.

The higher temperature attenuates the freshness and flavor of the wine and favors the perception of the structure and softness of the wine. The wine will seem more full-bodied to you than it actually is.

A practical test to understand if a rosé is good or not?

Here quick test to get an indication.

Allow the rosé to warm up a bit. Let it rest in the glass at room temperature. Is the aroma still fresh? Can you hear the fruit? Is alcohol still balanced with acidity? If the answer is yes, you are tasting a good rosé wine.

If the rosé loses all its characteristics as soon as it heats up slightly, the advice I take the liberty of giving you is to stop buying that wine.

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