Temperature

 

Madeira Wine is a fortified wine and its serving temperature is extremely important. At a high temperature only the aromas from the alcohol emerge, masking part of the characteristic aromas of the wine. The suggestions of the producers, usually given on the label, should always be taken into account. Generally speaking, the most appropriate serving temperature depends mainly on the degree of sweetness, age and variety or varieties of the wine. It is usually recommended that the wine be served at between 13 and 14º for younger wines while older wines, given their greater complexity, should be served at a temperature varying between 15ºC and 16ºC.