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    Should Rosé Be Chilled? (Serving & Refrigeration Temperature)

    Do you chill rose wine

    No drink better encapsulates summer than a glass of Rosé, the perfect wine to welcome in the warmer days.

    However Rosé isn’t just for summer and can be served throughout the year, but what is the best serving temperature for Rosé?

    In this post, we will tell you everything you need to know about ‘should Rosé be chilled’. We’ll also cover Rosé best serving temperaturestorage temperature and how long you should chill Rosé for.

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    Should Rosé Be Chilled?

    Yes, you should chill your Rosé. The best temperature to serve Rosé is between 45–55°F or 7-13°C. While the ideal temperature to store Rosé is between 11°C and 15℃ (51–59°F).

    Rose Wine Temperature Range
    Serving Temperature 45°F to 55°F
    7°C to 13°C
    Storage Temperature 51°F to 59°F
    11-15°C

    Rosé wines, just like white wines, should be chilled before serving. This can be done using a wine fridge or other refrigerator.

    Do You Chill Rose

    What is the Best Temperature to Serve Rosé

    The best temperature to serve Rosé is between 45–55°F or 7-13°C.

    Try not to serve your Rosé wines too cold or too warm.

    Although some French styles of Rosé wines can be served with the addition of ice, a welcome refreshment on very hot days.

    If you serve your Rosé too warm it may taste astringent and of too much alcohol. Serving your Rosé too cold may mask some of the beautiful fruity and floral aromas associated with the style.

    Read our guide: What Rose wine tastes like?

    Once your Rosé has reached the required temperature and you’re ready to serve you can maintain this temperature with the use of a wine cooler.

    You can learn more about using wine coolers here and you can buy wine coolers with Expert Wine Storage.

    3 Popular Styles of Rosé and Their Ideal Serving Temperature

    Popular Rose Wines

    • Sparkling Rosé: Glamorously pink and sparkling this style of Rosé is best served very cold. (43–47°F or 6-8°C)
    • Provençal style Rosé: The epitome of summer, these pink wines from the south of France radiate yacht luxury. Serve well chilled, add ice on the hottest of days if you wish (47–49°F or 7-9°C)
    • Zinfandel Rosé: These ruby bold Rosés have a bit more oomph and can handle being served at slightly warmer temperatures. (50–55°F or 10-13°C)

    What are the Best Storage Temperatures for Rosé?

    Most Rosés are best drunk young, but they should still be stored with respect.

    Good places to store your Rosé wine include in a wine cellar, wine refrigerator or cabinet.

    The best temperature to store Rosé wine is between 11°C and 15℃ (51–59°F).

    It is recommended to keep the storing conditions for your Rosé wine consistent.

    This involves maintaining a good level of humidity, avoiding direct sunlight and keeping a good distance from household appliances that emit vibrations, such as a dishwasher or washing machine.

    Should You Put Rosé In The Fridge?

    Rose In The Fridge

    Can you put Rosé wine in the refrigerator?

    Yes, when it comes to chilling Rosé you should place it in the fridge before serving.

    Ideally, your Rosé should be kept in the fridge and chilled down to 6-9°C (45–49°F) before serving.

    If you leave your Rosé in a domestic fridge for too long and it becomes too cold, don’t worry. You can simply remove it from the fridge 5 minutes before serving so it can warm up a little.

    However, If you want to make sure that you are consistently serving your Rosé at the best temperature possible you may want to consider investing in a specialised wine refrigerator.

    Not only will the temperature of the wine fridge keep your Rosé suitably chilled, but the consistency of the conditions will ensure no harm comes to the wine.

    How Long Should You Chill Rosé for?

    Wine Bottles Being Stored

    If you have a specialist wine fridge the conditions will have been designed to look after your wine, and in this instance Rosé can go in a wine fridge for a longer period of time.

    If you have a domestic refrigerator the drier conditions may damage any corks, so it’s best to store your Rosé elsewhere.

    A wine cellar or wine cabinet fridge would work well.

    Just be sure to place the wine in the fridge a few hours before serving to reach the required temperature.

    5 Tips for Serving Rosé

    5 Tips To Serve Rose Wine

    1. Sparkling Rose Vs Rose Temperature

    Sparkling Rosé can be served at a colder temperature than still Rosé.

    2. Serving Temperature

    The best temperature to serve Rosé is between 45–55°F or 7-13°C.

    3. Store It The Right Way

    Wine coolers can be used to help manage a Rosé’s temperature in between serving.

    4. Store Bottles Flat

    Store any bottles of Rosé sealed with a cork on its side so as to reduce the likelihood of damaging the cork over time.

    5. Storage Temperature

    Store your Rosé between 11°C and 15℃ (51–59°F) somewhere where it won’t be disturbed.

    Summary Of Chilling Rosé From Expert Wine Storage 

    We hope you enjoyed learning all about chilling Rosé wine.

    If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, or email us at info@expertwinestorage.co.uk

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    philip thompson Author: Philip Thompson
    Philip is the General Manager at Expert Wine Storage, and is very knowledgable about all things relating to wine and wine storage, including wine fridges. He is regularly featured in media outlets sharing his knowledge on wine. Connect on Linkedin