The ideal sherry serving temperature

Wine

What is the ideal sherry serving temperature? Like with normal wines and Port, a change in temperature creates a big difference in the way the aromas and the flavour of your sherry is experienced.

The perfect temperature for sherry depends on how it’s been made. Never serve a sherry too warm, it will cause the alcohol to overwhelm the flavours. However, served too cold, the sherry will remain “closed” and will not taste and smell as well. However, it is always better to serve a sherry a bit too cold instead of too warm. The sherry will warm up in the glass

To be able to enjoy your sherry (even more), you can use the following guide line.

  • Manzanilla en Fino:                               8° – 10°C / 46.6° – 50°F
  • Pale Cream:                                              10°C / 50°F
  • Medium:                                                   10° – 11°C / 50° – 51.8°F
  • Cream:                                                       13°C / 55.4°F
  • Dry amontillado en Oloroso:               14° – 18°C / 57.2° – 64.4°F
  • Pedro Ximénez (PX)                              14° – 18°C / 57.2° – 64.4°F

 

Written by Jeroen van Mierlo