The Top 5 Romantic Wines
Wines for the Ideal Date Night
Wines for the Ideal Date Night
Wine is often associated with fond romantic memories. That first date, heartfelt toasts and special occasions. There isn’t another beverage that seems to mark special occasions with a toast quite like wine. Whether it’s a romantic night on the town, a quiet night in or a special occasion, it’s important to pick the ideal wine for the evening.
Chateau du Hureau Saumur Champigny “Tuffe” from Loire, France
This is a Cabernet Franc that has been noted for its hints of tobacco and dark spice. The grapes for this wine are grown in specific ground called Tuffeau, which is a type of limestone in France that gives this wine it’s complex flavor palette. With it gorgeous, ruby color and an earthy fruity finish, this is a wonderful choice for any romantic evening. This wine is a vintage 2011 and has been highly ranked by community tasters. This is a good quality wine for those on a budget, as it’s priced at only $20 a bottle.
Wild Rock “Cupid’s Arrow” from Central Otago, New Zealand
You know a wine is sure to spark romance when it’s right there in the name. Let Cupid’s Arrow take you and your lover away to a romantic paradise of the senses. This wine is made from the Pinot Noir grape, also known as the “red wine grape of Burgundy,” grown in the wild rocky soils of Marlborough. These grapes make up 100% of this wine’s full-bodied experience. This wine is darker in color and has a fruitier taste, with prominent flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries, as well as hints of floral and herbal accents. Another budget-friendly wine, this vintage 2009 can be purchased for around $20 a bottle.
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou from St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
Grown in the Médoc region of France, which provides a perfect climate for vineyards, the 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot grapes that make up this wonderful wine give it a gorgeous dark violet color and an ideal flavor palette. The perfect wine for special romantic evenings with a nice blackberry aroma, a smooth texture and lasting finish. This wine is highly rated by customers and wine enthusiasts alike. This vintage 2010 is a little more on the luxurious side, with a hefty price tag of $300 a bottle. Show your significant other how much you care by marking a special occasion with this romantic bottle of wine.
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc from Pessac-Leognan, France
This vintage 2013 wine has a nice, white Bordeaux blend that has been noted for being “fruity and smooth.” With the blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillon and 5% of the very under-utilized yet complex Sauvignon Gris, this wine has a light golden color. For those that enjoy the fruity taste with a buttery mouthfeel finish, this is the perfect wine for your romantic evening and a high rating amongst wine enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike for $120 a bottle.
Mia Dolcea Moscato D’Asti “DOCG” from Piedmont, Italy
This 2015 vintage is a sparkling white wine that comes from the renowned Asti region in Piedmont (a premier vineyard location). Moscato Bianco, which is considered one of the oldest grapes grown, composes 100% of this fabulous wine. This wine is sweet yellow in color and tastes delicate and sweet with flavors of pineapple, fresh apricot and honey, blossoming into floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle. Balanced with a refreshing acidity and delicate mouthfeel, it is considered to be a very light wine with delicate bubbles, and is the perfect pairing to a sexy strawberry dessert. This wine is loved by both experienced wine connoisseurs as well as aspiring wine tasters and is a mere $15 a bottle.
We all want to make our romantic evening plans perfect, even down to the choice of beverage. Whether you’re planning a simple night in watching Netflix or a four-course meal with that special someone, try one or all of these wines to have the ideal romantic date with your partner.
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