In different occasions we have seen how two people were beginning a discussion about the matter if we should – or not – take the red wine chilled. First of all, it is necessary to say that one must enjoy the wine just as one most likes it, because, there’s no accounting for tastes.
The truth is that there is no right or real temperature to drink a wine. One of the established and practical rules states that, the more body the wine has, the warmer it needs to be served, but we have to take into account that no wine is to be served at more than 18 º.
Red wines must be drunk at the so-called room temperature, that is to say, between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius; this temperature will help to keep the flavor, aroma and body of the wine. In case of young wines we can lower the temperature to 12-15 degrees to savour his freshness and its floral nuances. Now then, as we have said, one should take the wine at the temperature that one really enjoys it.