Calling all lovers this Valentine’s Day: Wine needs you!
“Great wine requires a madmen to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it.” ~ Dali
Shared amongst friends but even more so amongst lovers on Valentine’s Day, wine is one of the most romantic creations on the planet. From its picturesque beginnings on the vine, to the moments of pure enjoyment which make all who consume fit for passion. Wine and romance simply go hand in hand.
In preparation for Valentine’s Day we list our top 10 most romantic wines: 5 Sensual Sparklings plus 5 Romantic Reds.
Five Sensual Sparklings & Champagnes
The climatic pop of a champagne cork resonates with romance and with millions of tiny bubbles giving pleasure to your senses no wonder it’s the go to drop for romantic moments.
Pommery Rosé Apanage NV – Elegant, fresh and harmonious, we love this classic Rosé Champagne, a perfect Valentine’s treat.
Pommery Cuvee Luvee Louise 1999 – This vintage Champagne is intense, rich and silky with a round and full body and serious length.
Fantinel Spumante Rosé NV – This pretty pink Italian Rosé is fresh and elegant with a touch of richness on the red fruit scented palate.
Clover Hill Brut 2008 – An elegant and complex vintage sparkling with superb length, aging brilliantly with vivacity and drive. Australian sparkling at its best.
Maset Nu Cava Rosé Brut NV – This soft yet fun loving wine has an elegant, persistent bead with a nice dry finish. A delightful well balanced pleasure from Spain.
Five Romantic Reds & Rosés
According to specialist colour psychologists, colours are serious mood enhancers. For instance RED is the colour of sexuality and lust and can stimulate deep passion while PINK is the colour of love and creates romantic and intimate feelings. Why not match your wine colour to your Valentine mood or wishful intentions?
Gianni Gagliardo Madama Barbera d’Alba 2012 – Ruby in colour, this wine is intense and simple. The palate showcases fleshy tannins and a broad mouthfeel leading into a satisfying, medium finish.
Fratta Pasini Bardolina Chiaretto Rosé 2012 – Pronounced scents of peach, strawberry and cherry and delicate nuances of violet, vanilla and wild flower; pleasant full-flavored, but also fine, lively and lingering.
Brampton “OVR” Old Vine Red 2010 – Attractive dark fruit and spice with hints of bell peppers on the nose, all leading to a succulent fleshy fruit core from the Shiraz supported by focused fine tannins and blackcurrant intensity from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
AIX Rosé 2012 – An elegant seductive rosé with layers of complexity and a fresh personality. Sublime happiness straight from the South of France in every sip.
Maset Valcortes Grau Reserva 2001 – This Rioja is a powerful, flavourful and complex wine whose tastes and aromas of ripe fruit are enhanced by the oak nuances. Complex and harmonious with a delicate and aromatic finish.
Shop the entire Romantic Wine list, purchase any 12 wines from the list and we’ll give you TWO BOTTLES of Bernard Magrez Tranquilité Rosé
Happy Valentines Day!