Name us a wine that’s more frivolous and fun than Prosecco.
Exactly, it’s impossible!
But in order to make sure you’re getting the most out of those bubbles, it’s important to know the best ways to serve and store Prosecco ahead of your next night out (or in…)
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Should Prosecco Be Chilled?
Yes, Prosecco should be chilled. Prosecco should be served chilled between 6 - 8°C (43°F - 46°F) but shouldn't be chilled at this temperature for longer than 3 days. For long term storage prosecco should be stored cooler than room temperature at 11 - 15°C (51°F - 59°F).
The Best Temperature to Serve Prosecco
The best temperature to serve Prosecco is 6-8°C (43-46°F).
That’s right, in order to serve your bubbles with the respect they deserve, Prosecco needs to be well chilled.
Not only will serving your Prosecco at this temperature help to compliment all of its fresh and fruity flavours, it will also help the fizz to behave itself whilst you are opening and pouring the wine.
You see, the colder the wine the less likely the bubbles are to foam everywhere.
Let’s take a look at 6 types of Prosecco and their ideal serving temperatures.
Popular Styles of Prosecco and Their Ideal Serving Temperature
- Brut Prosecco - This dry style of Prosecco with just a little hint of sweetness is best served straight from the fridge (6-8°C or 43-46°F)
- Extra Dry Prosecco - This Prosecco has a little bit of pear drop residual sugar to it and is best served cold (6-8°C or 43-46°F)
- Dry Prosecco - Soft and sweet, with notes of sweet melon and fragrant honeysuckle, serve this style well chilled (6-8°C or 43-46°F)
- Demi-Sec Prosecco - A Prosecco for those with a sweet tooth (or two), this style can also be served well chilled (6-8°C or 43-46°F). Find out more about sweet Prosecco.
- Rosé Prosecco - Pink Prosecco is finally here and we couldn't be happier, serve this strawberry delight of a sparkling wine well chilled (6-8°C or 43-46°F)
- Spumante Prosecco - A foaming Italian sparkling wine made from any grape variety, you can serve this style as you would a Prosecco (6-8°C or 43-46°F)
So if that’s how cold Prosecco likes to be served, how cold should you store Prosecco?
Related Guide: What Does Prosecco Taste Like?
What is the best storage temperature for Prosecco?
What is the Best Storage Temperature for Prosecco?
The ideal temperature to store Prosecco is between 11°C and 15℃ (51–59°F).
Prosecco may be a drink best drunk young, but it should still be stored well.
For expert results, try storing your Prosecco in a wine cellar, wine refrigerator or cabinet.
How long your sparkling prosecco wine lasts depends on how well you store it, so look for somewhere cool, calm and with minimal disturbances.
Try to avoid using a kitchen fridge for long term storage where possible.
So when can you put Prosecco in the fridge?
Should You Put Prosecco In The Fridge?
In order to help it reach the right serving temperature and to keep the bubbles in check, always put your Prosecco in the fridge before serving.
A kitchen fridge works fine here, but, if you want to make sure that you are consistently serving your Prosecco at the best temperature a specialised wine refrigerator is a good investment.
Read our guide about how long Prosecco lasts here:
So how long should Prosecco go in the fridge for?
How Long Should You Chill Prosecco For?
Prosecco likes to be nice and cold, so you can leave your Prosecco in the fridge for 2-3 hours before serving.
If you have a domestic refrigerator the drier conditions may damage the corks over time, so it’s best to store your Prosecco elsewhere and just pop the bottle in the fridge on the day you plan on drinking it.
Related Guide: How Many Calories In Prosecco?
However, if you have a specialist wine fridge the conditions will have been designed to look after your wine, and in this instance Prosecco can go in a wine fridge for a longer period of time.
Here are our five top tips on how to serve your Prosecco:
5 Tips on Serving Prosecco
- All types of Prosecco benefit from being served well chilled, aim for between 6-8°C or 43-46°F
- Use a wine cooler to help keep your Prosecco at this temperature in between servings.
- The colder the bottle, the calmer the fizz will be when you open it. Most sparkling wine mishaps happen because the bottle is too warm.
- Store your Prosecco between 11°C and 15℃ (51–59°F) and in a cool and calm environment.
- Lay your Prosecco bottles on their side when storing, as this will help to prevent the cork from drying out.
Summary of Chilling Prosecco For Serving and Storage?
Here's a summary of all you need to know about how to store and serve prosecco at the best temperature depending on the type:
|Prosecco Type||Ideal Serving Temperature||Ideal Storage Temperature|
|Brut Prosecco||6-8°C (43-46°F)||11°C - 15°C (51–59°F)|
|Extra Dry Prosecco||6-8°C (43-46°F)||11°C - 15°C (51–59°F)|
|Dry Prosecco||6-8°C (43-46°F)||11°C - 15°C (51–59°F)|
|Demi-Sec Prosecco||6-8°C (43-46°F)||11°C - 15°C (51–59°F)|
|Rosé Prosecco||6-8°C (43-46°F)||11°C - 15°C (51–59°F)|
|Spumante Prosecco||6-8°C (43-46°F)||11°C - 15°C (51–59°F)|
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