our sommelier's tips for storing and serving

How to store your wine

In general, place your bottles lying downin the coolest room andsheltered from the light.
The ideal storage temperature is12°Cwith a maximum of 17°C. But more importantly it is thetemperature stabilityAvoid variations.
For ourred winesthat you want to age, like L'Excellence, a wine cellar will be ideal. Temperatureat 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 ourrosé and white winesthe ideal average operating temperature is approximately6 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.Provide an ice bucketto keep it fresh on the table. 

Express refreshment tip!

Forgot to chill your bottle?Do not put it in the freezerbutdip it in a bucket with ice cubeswith a goodhandful of salt. This will accelerate the melting of the ice and the release of cold for a quick cool 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 aromasred wine,too hot it may become heavy

The Château Saint-Maur cuvéeSaint-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 bottle.

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