If you have started drinking wine recently, then there are a lot of things that you need to know from the peers or the contact related to wines. The first is, of course, which wines shall I drink? Whether these shall be reds, whites, sparkling or others? People will share their experiences and give suggestions. Finally, you will decide on which varietal to drink. The next conundrum is, of course, which brand to drink? Again, your near and dear ones or online wine research would come to rescue and help you select the wine brand. Once initiated, you will slowly begin to take your own call, experiment on your own and, after a few months, settle down to some selected wines.
While this purchase behaviour is commonly expected for most of the beginners, it is highly uncommon to find someone who can tell at what temperature a particular type of wine is best consumed. Whether there is a need for refrigeration, at what temperature and for how long are the questions which always intrigue wine drinkers- beginners or long-timers, both. Temperature plays a very important role when it comes to enjoying wine. If it is simply drinking, then any temperature is good enough. But, when it comes to enjoying, then the right temperature plays a critical role.
Wine temperature generally refers to two aspects- storage and serving.
Ideal Storage Temperature
The article is based on some research done on knowing what is the best temperature at which the cabernet sauvignon wines are to be stored and served. The best Cabernet Sauvignon wines are full-bodied and have tannins which give it structure and it improves in quality with aging. With aging, the tannins soften which make it more flavoursome. If the temperature is too warm, then storing leads to lose of flavour. Further, rapid changes to temperature are not desirable at all. Hence, a steady temperature of about 5-18 degrees centigrade is good.
Ideal Serving Temperature
For the purpose of serving the best of Cabernet Sauvignon wines, the ideal temperature is about 16 degrees centigrade, which is the room temperature. Thus, if you take out a cab sauv stored in refrigerator, you need to leave it at room temperature for about half an hour to drink it at its best. However, if it has been stored at room temperature, then it needs to be refrigerated for about 30 minutes.
If you have been deviating from this best practice of maintaining a right temperature for serving, you can now feel the difference by adhering to it now.
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