Ideal Serving Temperature For Low Carb Wine
Serving your low-carb wine at the right temperature is crucial, not only does the wine taste better when it’s served at the right temperature, but it also helps bring out characteristics and aromas. If you make the mistake of serving wine at the wrong temperature, the overall taste could be ruined.
Variations of temperatures can change the taste, texture and appearance of the wine, with heat accentuating the flavours and cold temperatures intensifying the acidity. If you’re hosting a dinner party or simply enjoying a glass of wine on your own after a long week, read on to make sure you’re serving at the right temperature.
Why does Temperature Matter?
Gaining knowledge of what temperature is suited best for each wine is important. Why sit down after a long week and pour yourself a glass of wine at the wrong temperature? It’s not as simple as leaving your red wine at room temperature or throwing your white wine on a shelf in your fridge.
If you’re an avid wine drinker, it could be useful to know how to store your wine correctly. Serving your wine incorrectly could result in a lack of flavour, which ultimately ruins the whole wine-drinking experience.
Follow on to find out more about how to serve your wine and what temperature is best suited. We’ve given insight into the ideal temperatures for a variety of wines including red, white, Prosecco and rosé.
Ideal Temperatures for Wine
Each variation of wine has its own temperature that it should be served at. Whether it’s red, white, Prosecco or rosé, each style tastes different depending on the temperature. It can be hard to keep up with the different temperatures that wines should be served at, which is why we’ve put together a simple temperature guide for each wine.
Red wine is a popular alcoholic drink that many enjoy. Made from dark-coloured grape varieties, red wine is usually aged for a long period before bottling, often in oak barrels or stainless steel tanks. Like most wines, red wine goes through the fining process, which often uses animal-derived products to remove excess tannins - a process we don’t use at ThinK Wine.
With fruity characteristics and subtle hints of strawberry, herbs and spices, red wine has earthy aromas and mineral notes. Full-bodied red wine has a high amount of tannins, and pairs best with rich foods such as cheese and red meat.
When it comes to storing bottles of red wines, whether it be bitter red wines or milder reds, we recommend using wine racks to store them in, ideally at room temperature. On a wine rack, you can also store your wineware and glassware such as wine-tasting glasses.
Alternatively, you can pour your red wine into a decanter, which allows it to breathe. The best wine serving temperature for red wine is anywhere between 60 to 68 degrees Celsius - almost the same as room temperature, which is 70 degrees Celcius.
Often exhibiting peach, citrus and floral notes, white wine varies between sweet and dry. With many brands offering different styles of white wine including Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc to name a few, the serving temperature remains the same.
White wine goes well with seafood dishes, white meat and fresh salads. Citrus aromas match perfectly with the flavour of fish, as well as mussels, clams and other crustacean-based dishes. A highly acidic wine should never be paired with heavy meats that are so full of flavour on their own, but can often be paired with many simple kinds of cheese like mozzarella or camembert.
Ideally, white wine should be served in a wine cooler, as the right temperature is constantly maintained and chances of over-chilling your white wine won't occur. Storing white wine in a regular fridge is still possible, but does have the disadvantage of making your wine too cold, which could result in the flavours being muted.
White wine needs a chill to help lift the delicate aromas and bring out the acidity. We recommend chilling your white wine at a temperature of 8 to 12 degrees Celsius, which will help achieve the best taste. A wine cooler or wine cellar can help you to achieve this temperature.
Originating in Italy, Prosecco is a sparkling white wine that's sure to get everybody in the mood for a celebration. A popular alcoholic drink that's often enjoyed over brunch or festive occasions, there's nothing more refreshing than winding down with a flute of bubbly in your hand.
Prosecco is light-bodied, with an extensive array of vibrant, fresh flavours. Dominant flavours in Prosecco include apple, melon and pear. Often confused with Champagne because of its similarities, Prosecco is much sweeter and less expensive.
Unlike regular white wine, Prosecco doesn’t pair with as many foods but instead acts as an added palate for those that enjoy small plates and serving boards that consist of cured meats, savoury cheeses and fruit. Prosecco should be stored at around 10 to 15 degrees Celsius in a dark environment with little to no light or heat.
Ideally, Prosecco bottles should be laid horizontally and later served at 8 degrees Celsius once it's come out of storage. For the ultimate Prosecco-drinking experience, garnish your flute with a fresh raspberry and keep your bottle out in an ice tray to maintain its chilled temperature.
Being more on the sweeter side when it comes to wine, rosé offers a range of flavours including strawberry, cherry, citrus and melon. Although rosé has a completely different taste compared to white wine, it pairs well with similar foods such as fish, grilled chicken and desserts. What type of food your rosé pairs with all depends on how dry or sweet it is.
Rosé incorporates some colour from its grape skin, which is why its appearance is blushed in colour with hues of pink. In regards to the winemaking process, rosé is one the simplest to make, and with many people across the world enjoying the sweet taste, there’s no wonder it's one of the most popular alcoholic drinks on the market today.
With a much higher number of tannins compared to white wine, rosé should be served at around 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Although it's optional, rosé is best served with a slither of strawberry and a few large ice cubes to help keep it chilled.
Whether it’s our Prosecco or ThinK Pink Pinot Grigio Sparkling Rosé, we have something to offer all of our customers. All our products are low in calories, completely organic and 100% suitable for vegans. We know how important it is to relax with friends or family whilst sharing a bottle of top-quality, luxurious wine, and that’s why we do what we do.
With only 62 calories, 0.5 grams of residual sugar and zero carbs per 100ml of our ThinK Prosecco, you’ll still be able to enjoy our products when you’re on a diet. We can happily say that we won the Glass of Bubbly Awards back in 2021, which has encouraged us to maintain our high standards throughout recent years.
Now that you’ve got all the information you need in order to serve your wine at the perfect temperature, all that’s left is to purchase a bottle from us here at ThinK Wine. Don’t worry, we understand that you might not want to commit to buying a full-sized bottle before taste testing first, which is why we’ve created our ThinK mini collection.
Our ThinK mini collection is a range of 200ml bottles, perfect for those who want to try a variation of our products at once. With bundles of six and 12 available, you can either sample yourself or buy them as a gift.
Feel free to reach out to one of our team members today if you need any additional information on any of our ThinK Wine products.
Organic Vegan Piccino Frizzante Prosecco & Sparkling Rosé (12x200ml)
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Great tasting Prosecco. I Love the fact it’s better for you but you aren’t missing the flavour or changing the flayat all
Love this wine, very tasty, low cal and no headache the next day. Lovely service and quick delivery from company and this is now my regular drink. They also have good discount offers regularly and I’m nice and stocked up for Xmas. Thank you Think Wine x
Not only is this a gorgeous Prosecco but customer service equally fantastic. My delivery went missing. The team couldn’t do enough to rectify this and even threw in some goodies as an apology. Thank you Team Think!
Wow what can I say…. this is without a doubt my favourite Prosecco everrrr! With fewer calories it’s a no brainer, game changing awesome idea! I’m a total convert and future loyal customer! Love love love!
These little 200ml bottles are perfect just having the one or two. Haha perfect size love them! ❤ the prosecco is very yummy and no headache yet!!
This wine is so good! Unfortunately, won’t be able to order too often because it’s expensive. However, it’s worth the money.
I love the small bottles
Really lovely sparkling wine even though it’s low cal. It’s now my new favourite drink. Great customer service and delivery. Would defo recommend.
Only one minor point is that as I actually do prefer the rose it would be great if there was an option to purchase 6 of either just rose, or white, instead of just mixed. I still enjoy the white though. Apologies if it an option and I’ve missed it. Thank you
It’s smooth and delicious. Their service is top notch and delivery is quick. Also perfect as gifts, just bought 2. One for housewarming and another for a colleague’s promotion.
Done an 8k run the day after I’d drank the full bottle. Would never ever normally be able to do that’s but the no hangover thing is real. Wow such a difference
Very nice wine ..refreshing and easy to drink will continue to order but will order the small bottles as it’s tempting to drink the whole bottle !!
My first time buying the Rose small bottles. Greta fast delivery too . it’s not sweet but perfectly fizzy all the way to the end of the glass.
Wasn’t sure to start with but one you get used to the very slight difference in taste it s a game changer! Less calls and I would say less Prosecco head hang overs! Bottles are gorgeous and packaging great. Delivery all fab too.