Sparkling wines require even lower temperatures, because carbon dioxide has a sour taste that tends to become unpleasant as temperature increases. Besides that, the presence of durable, persistent chains of small bubbles is a crucial quality attribute that we look for in sparkling wines. Low temperatures obstacle CO2 liberation, thus making the bubbles small and long lasting.

“Nobody’s perfect” stated Joe E. Brown in the popular Some like it hot end. The correct temperature of a wine will not make it perfect by itself, but it is a necessary condition in order to taste it at its best.