Ready for Valentine’s Day? Set yourself up for a delicious night of romance with these must try romantic wines.

 

Château du Hureau Saumur Champigny “Tuffe” 2011

First up, we have Château du Hureau Saumur Champigny “Tuffe” 2011 of Loire, France. This lovely, crushed velvet-like grape always brings a little bit of a raw cocoa powder scent to the nose. It’s a mid-weight red that’s earthy, with a musk-like aroma and gorgeous cherry notes. It’s deep, dark and brooding, with some great acidity and texture. Definitely pairs well with dinner, but it could easily just be chocolate.


Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008


Next we have Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 from Veneto, Italy. What makes a beautiful Amarone so rich, luscious, and powerful is that after harvest, the grapes are dried during the winter, which helps intensify their sugars and flavors. Amarone is dry, definitely not a dessert wine, but there’s no mistaking the depth of flavor, the velvety texture, and it’s juicy dark fruit flavors that make this wine purely luxurious. We suggest you look for Amarone with a little age and access it about an hour before serving. Truthfully, the best ones can be expensive, but your valentine is worth it ;)


Tierra Secreta, Malbe


Third option, give Tierra Secreta Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina a try.If you’re looking for a distinct wine to pair with the red meat you’ll be having for your Valentine’s Day dinner, then you’ve got to consider the Tierra Secreta. This deep ruby with dark purple hues exhibits elegant floral notes, leading to a full bodied mouthful of rich, spicy black fruit. The wine has a lively finish which reflects the aging in French and American oak barrels. Delightfully complex and concentrated, Tierra Secreta represents the finest that Argentina has to offer.


Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay


Of course, we can’t forget Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay from Burgundy, France. France has always been tied to the imagery of lovers and romance, and the mystique surrounding French wine carries an air of class and sophistication. The bright acid, stony minerality, and hints of citrus and florals shy away from the classic butter and oak bombs of California, and compliment a wide array of foods. Pair this wine with aphrodisiac oysters on half shells, pan seared fish, herbed roasted chicken or even pastas with a rich cream sauce. They also have a level of depth that can stand on its own without the assistance of a paired meal at all!


Mia Dolcea Moscato D’Asti

last but not least, the Mia Dolcea Moscato D’Asti from Piedmont, Italy. The grapes for Mia Dolcea are carefully selected from the Asti region of Italy, where the history is as rich as the grapes. The sweet and creamy aromas of pineapple, lychee, dried apricot and honey are a wonder of a combination. An elegant palate of fresh stone fruit and juicy peach gives way to floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine. The sweetness of this wine is balanced by a refreshing acidity, a delicate mouth feel and a smooth finish. The perfect accompaniment to strawberries for a sexy dessert