At what temp should you serve Sauternes? I would think slightly chilled? And would you just pop & pour?

Any advice would be great as I have some wondeful blue cheese from Poplar Grove winery in the Ok that I want tor have Sauternes with.
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I think my sweet spot for really good Sauternes is 52-55°. If your wine is at cellar temperature, a quick pop in the fridge for 10-15 minutes should get you into the low 50's. If it's at room temperature, adjust accordingly. Don't overchill, or you'll mask most of the great flavors this wine can offer.

PH
PH is totally right. I think most of the time Sauternes is served too cold ( I guess to reveal a little bit more the acidity) but the right temp is around 50.
But some people do enjoy Sauternes really chilled..so it's all a matter of preferences I guess.
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At what temp should you serve Sauternes? I would think slightly chilled? And would you just pop & pour?


Chilled (not cold) and yes pop and pour.

A major peeve of mine is Sauternes served too cold. Mad Drives me nuts. Happened at offlines a few times too, so it is NOT just a restaurant problem.

Keeping a great Sauternes in an ice bucket for 2 hours and then opening and pouring can turn a $100 2001 Sauternes into a $20 one. Can't tell the difference. Of course if you have a cheap Sauternes, then I guess freezing it into submission will do the trick Wink

This also goes for fuller bodied white wines (Chardonay in particular). People will smell the wine and say "Hmmm. I'm getting no nose". No kidding - the wine is friggin' 38 degrees!

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