Wines for your Valentine
This is the season love forces its way into the limelight. Celebrating Valentine’s Day has become a norm and wines add a certain charm to the celebrations, whether it is popping a bubbly, sharing a glass wine with a meal or gifting it to your partner.
Here is a list of 5 wines that will definitely make this Valentine’s Day a little extra special; that too without pinching the pocket.
York Sparkling Cuvée
The latest entrant in the Indian sparkling wine scene, York’s Sparkling Cuvee is a 100% Chenin Blanc with quite a complex nose which brings together floral and bread notes and then evolves into tropical fruits on the palate. This sparkling will add just the right amount of seriousness to your romantic celebrations.
Price: Rs 975.
Chandon Brut Rosé
Bubbly with a touch of pink is a must on Valentine’s Day, let Chandon Brut Rosé take care of that. A blend of Shiraz and Pinot Noir, this sparkling wine is full of strawberry and cherry aromas which reflect on the palate along with some tobacco. The wine is known for its structure, acidity and mouth feel.
Price: Rs 1400.
Charosa Selections Viognier
This wine is perfect for those who avoid anything over the top. Viognier as a grape varietal is known for its very expressiveness but thanks to the winemaking which gently tones it down. So you have a very pleasurable fruit and floral notes balanced with hints of spice and vanilla.
Price: Rs 750.
Sula Rosé Zinfandel
If a rosé sparkling feels too much for you, (although we can’t imagine how that is possible) then a simple straightforward rosé wine is just the thing. Sula’s Rosé Zinfandel fits the bill perfectly with its uncomplicated and simple profile accentuated by red berry fruits, melons balanced by minerality and acidity.
Price: Rs 575.
Fratelli Cabernet Franc Shiraz
This interesting blend should definitely pique interest. Cabernet Franc and Shiraz is not a commonly found blend in India, but Piero Masi, Fratelli’s winemaker has created a blend which expresses earthiness with pepper and vanilla notes along with a lush palate.
Price: Rs 695.