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Tell me the name of a red wine which is served chilled ?

Question submitted by Akshay Dhall

It is sometimes recommended to slightly chill light red wine : Beaujolais and Loire Valley red wines such as Chinon, Bourgueil and red Sancerre.

The correct temperature to serve light red wine should be around 60° F (15,5° C).

Some people even like to drink those wine at 50° F (10° C) such as a white wine.

When a red wine is chilled, this exaggerates its tannins. Therefore if the wine is already tannic - such as most medium body and all full body red wine - it will loose all its personality and charms.

It is because chilling wine overexpose its tannins that is sometimes recommended to chill light red wine (wine with low tannins).

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