At What Temperature Should Pinot Noir be Served?

March 19th, 2010  |  Published in Pinot Facts

Pinot Noir is a red varietal typically making a red wine. The one exception is when the grapes are used to make champagne and, of course, as we all know that it is preferred to be served chilled.

Pinot Noir, when used as a table wine, should always be served at room temperature. It should never be refrigerated and it should never be served cold, chilled or even WARM (above room temperature).  So think 65 to 72 degrees F.  This allows the wine to breathe and open up in the glass so it can express itself fully.  On occasion it is good to uncork the bottle 20 to 30 minutes prior to pouring the wine to allow the “sleeping child to come back to life.”

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