our sommelier's tips for storing and serving

How to store your wine

In general, place your bottles lying down in the coolest room and protected from light.
The ideal storage temperature is 12°C with a maximum of 17°C. But more importantly it is the temperature stabilityAvoid variations.
For our red wines that you want to age, like L'Excellence, a wine cellar will be ideal. Temperature at 12°C, hygrometry around 70%. Remember to take the bottles out of the boxes. 
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The Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé wine service

For our rosé and white winesthe ideal average operating temperature is approximately 6 or 7°C. By the time you take it out of the fridge and serve it in glasses, it should be at the right temperature to enjoy it. Bring an ice bucket to keep it fresh on the table. 

Express refreshment tip!

Forgot to chill your bottle? Do not put it in the freezerbut dip it in a bucket with ice cubes with a good handful of salt. This will accelerate the melting of the ice cubes and the release of the cold for a quick fresh bottle.

And for red wines?

We often hear that red wines should be served at room temperature. This is not entirely true. 

We speak rather about room temperature, because before the rooms were not heated, it was the cool rooms of the house. Too fresh, we block the aromas red wine, too hot it may become heavy

The Château Saint-Maur cuvée Saint-M red will benefit from being served at a temperature between 12 and 14° depending on your tastes and possibly the season, no need to decant the wine.

For our vintage The Red Excellence more powerful, a temperature of about 15° will be more accurate. You can decant your wine to soften it.