In the words of the winemakers

Winemakers’ tips
Côte-Rôtie wines are meant to be enjoyed, shared with friends or savoured in quiet, relaxing moments... You will enjoy your Côte-Rôtie all the more if you follow these simple guidelines:

Côte-Rôtie wines are best enjoyed at room temperature, around 18°C. If the wine is too warm, stand it in a bucket of water with a few ice cubes.
Use a tasting glass.
Quality wine needs quality glassware. Choose a tasting glass where the top is narrower than the body (INAO, Spiegelau, Riedel, etc.).

When to drink Côte-Rôtie
A quality wine that ages very well. In general, Côte-Rôtie wines are aged for 5-15 years. When young, it will be fruity and high in tannins. As it ages, the tannins will soften and the bouquet will develop. In short, it is a matter of personal taste.

Carafe or not carafe?
In general, young Côte-Rôtie wines are best served from a carafe.
When they have aged, it may be best to decant the wine to remove the natural sediment that collects at the bottom of the bottle.

How should a Côte-Rôtie wine be stored?
Store your bottle of Côte-Rôtie on its side (the cork must always be soaked in wine) and in a cool cellar (below 20°C) with a steady temperature year-round. If you do not have a wine cellar, excellent air-conditioned wine storage units are available.

Stained your tablecloth with wine?
Sprinkle with clay immediately, brush and pat with soapy water.