Every detail of water service must be done with great attention and care: below are few important guidelines to follow, at home as well as at the restaurant, for a perfect water serving.
The mise en place, that is, the accurate setting of the table, requires great attention and precision. Two different water glasses may be used, one for still and the other for sparkling water. These are placed above the place card or above the napkin, somewhat separated from the wine glasses.
The water should be presented in the original glass container and not decanted into a carafe, as this would lead it to lose some of its organoleptic properties. It is necessary to ensure that the bottle of water is perfectly intact and clean. The proper serving temperature for Acqua Panna is 10-12°C.
Acqua Panna is a light-bodied still water. It has a fresh, delicate flavor, soft, velvety body and an impeccably clean finish. It should be served ideally in a wide-rimmed glass to allow the nostrils to come closer to the water and detect the fine and subtle aromas, and also to make it possible to drink the water in large gulps to prolong the pleasant sensation that provides. Acqua Panna harmonises perfectly with fresh and fruity white wines, young, fresh and light rosé wines, sweet, aromatic, light and fragrant sparkling wines, vintage champagnes and, finally, with red wines that are deliberately savoured alone, rather than during a meal.