Should Amontillado Be Chilled?

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When it comes to enjoying a glass of Amontillado, the question of whether to chill or not to chill often arises. At Saghi Wine Shop, we’re passionate about helping our customers experience the best flavors from their favorite wines. So, let’s delve into the age-old debate: should Amontillado be chilled?

Understanding Amontillado:

Before we tackle the chilling debate, let’s understand what makes Amontillado unique. This type of sherry undergoes a special aging process, resulting in a complex and nutty flavor profile with hints of dried fruits and a subtle saline quality.

Chilled or Not Chilled: The Debate:

Traditionally, Amontillado is served at slightly below room temperature, around 55-60°F (13-16°C). This temperature allows the wine to showcase its full range of flavors and aromas without being overwhelmed by chill or warmth.

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Chilling Amontillado:

However, chilling Amontillado can be a refreshing twist, especially during warmer months or as an aperitif. When served chilled, around 45-50°F (7-10°C), the wine’s acidity is more pronounced, offering a crisp and invigorating experience.

Expert Tips:


Try serving Amontillado both chilled and at room temperature to discover your preferred style.

Quality Matters:

Opt for high-quality Amontillado from reputable producers for the best tasting experience.

Temperature Control:

If chilling Amontillado, avoid over-chilling as it can mask its delicate flavors.


In the end, whether to chill Amontillado comes down to personal preference and occasion. At Saghi Wine Shop, we encourage wine lovers to explore and enjoy their favorite wines in ways that enhance their experience. So, whether you prefer it chilled or not, savor every sip of Amontillado and let its rich flavors transport you.

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