our sommelier's tips for storing and serving
How to store your wine
The Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé wine department
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. 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. The latter will accelerate the melting of the ice cubes and the release of 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.
It's called room temperature, because before, rooms were not heated, they were the coolest rooms in the house. Too fresh, the aromas are blocked red wine, too hot and 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 Red Excellence A temperature of about 15° will be more accurate. You can decant your wine to soften it.