Wine Protocol

Surely you have noticed that there are wines that are served very cold and that, even in restaurants, they bring you an ice bucket and others that are drunk at room temperature. This is not on a whim, but because each type of wine has to be served at a specific temperature.
Therefore, if you are wondering how to serve red wine, the first thing you have to know is that the wine must be at a temperature range between 12 and 14 degrees if it is a young red wine; between 14 and 17 if it is a Crianza or High Expression Wine and between 16 and 18 if it is a Reserva or Gran Reserva.
On the contrary, if what you want is to know how to serve white wine, the ideal temperature should be between 10 and 12 degrees if it is a Crianza white and between 7 and 10 if it is a young white like our Sauvignon Blanc.
Lastly, sweet wines are served at a temperature of between 10 and 12 degrees and rosés, between 7 and 10 degrees.
Another important point that is not always well done is the uncorking. There are different methods to extract the cork, the most common is the corkscrew. If you are going to do it this way, keep in mind that, when inserting it into the cork, put it well in the center, so that it does not break.
Also, it is important that the bottle is not handled too much. Place it on the table and let the corkscrew rotate, not the bottle. The corkscrew, moreover, should always be placed in a vertical position.
Some experts recommend the classic order, that is, from the lightest wine to the most powerful. The reason is that it would be unfortunate to start with a very powerful wine and continue with a more delicate one, since not all the notes of the latter would be appreciated. The classic order would be as follows:
a. Sparkling wine or cava
b. young white wine
c. Intense white wine or young red wine
d. Intense red wine, with more structure.
e. Sherry wine (except Fino and Manzanilla, which are usually served with apertisers)
f. Sweet wine
You could also start with a young red and finish with a complex, barrel-aged white. You have to break myths like whites go with fish and reds with meat. It depends on which white and which red. It is perfectly possible to accompany a meal with a Sherry wine; the amontillado, for example, is wonderful to accompany a stew of lamb or roast suckling pig.
The most interesting thing is that the wine harmonizes with the flavors of the food and that these flavors grow.
For this reason, we recommend that you try our range of Altanza wines that will make your lunch or dinner with your loved ones very special.

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