Most everyone who plans a date on Valentine’s Day envisions that perfectly romantic bottle of wine to feature the evening of. It’ll be one that compliments the occasion, one that does not overwhelm but instead has a versatility that’ll go with both dinner and dessert, and one that won’t tire if sipped long into the night. If you’re searching for a wine worthy of your date’s approval, look no further than the below selections as they’re sure to keep you talking, laughing, and bringing you closer with every glass.
For a playful touch, try a taste of the Maula & Misery Mouse Malbec by Bodega Margot, a 2015 vintage from Mendoza Argentina. The grapes for this wine are sourced from the winery’s highest altitude vineyards in Tupungato. They’re also oaked for two months, adding complexity to the bottle. The moment you crack it open you’ll appreciate the burst of red fruit aromas from blackberries, to black cherries, even plums. It’s medium-bodied so will not overpower, finishing with round sweet tannins and a hint of spice. It’s a lively young wine for a dynamic young couple celebrating their first Valentine’s.
Searching for something to honour a sophisticated, long lasting partnership? Bordeaux Rouge by Les Portes de Bordeaux is a perfect French red for commemorating many years or even decades together. Winner of the Gilbert & Gaillard gold medal in 2017, the 2016 vintage boasts an intense purple colour with cassis, blackberries and violets on the nose. The tannins are supple, silky, and polished, with dark fruit on the palate leading to a slightly spicy finish. This wine is very accessible and available for order through retailers like Wine Online that can have a bottle shipped specially for you from Bordeaux in under four days; they even offer a ninety-day return period on all orders so why not take a chance? If you want to get wine shipped right to your door in time for Valentine’s Day, consider a local wine delivery service.
Are you hoping to pair something delectable with either of these reds? An excellent gift would be box of the Sweet Chocolate with Hazelnut Biscuit Piemonte I.G.P. by chef Enrico Crippa. The region of Piemonte in Italy is known for more than just exceptional wine; this blend of chocolate and hazelnut has blown connoisseurs of dessert away. Snack on a few pieces while enjoying a glass and watching your favourite black and white film, making enjoying your date’s company that much sweeter.
If you or your Valentine prefer white wine to red, choose the Chardonnay Riverview Vineyard by Metz Road Wines, vintage 2014 from California’s central coast. This is an oaked white offering scents of butter and toast giving way to red apples, pineapple, white peaches, pears, nutmeg, and vanilla; a great selection for the winter. It is full flavoured and commanding on the palate with a noticeable minerality, as well as a firm and spicy finish. Don’t wait until the last minute to secure a bottle of wine that’ll make your night one to remember; order online today and rest assured knowing you’re bound to make your Valentine’s heart skip at least a couple of beats.