Best Types of Premium Wine for Every Special Occasion

What are the best types of premium wines for a special occasion?

  1. Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2017
  2. Grant Burge Chardonnay
  3. Dassai 45 Junmai Daiginjo Sake
  4. Henriot Brut Rose
  5. Haart to Heart Mosel Riesling
  6. Louis Guntrum Dry Riesling

If you want to make a celebration truly special, there’s no better way than by opening a bottle of wine to share. And if you want to elevate a normal gathering to a grand one, say no more! Premium wines are the way to go if you want to offer something more than the usual bottle of red, white, or bubbly. In this article, we've compiled a list of our top premium wines for a special occasion. Read on to know more!

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2017

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2017

If you’re looking for something to whet your appetite, Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2017 might just be the wine for you. Made from 90% Tempranillo grapes and aged for 24 months in American oak barrels, this wine is best served at temperatures of 16-18°C. It has an intense red color with purple details on its edge and has an aroma of oak that dissipates and settles in the blackness of tar.

The mouth is a green and fleshy palate reinforced with acidity that creates a finish with flavors of mocha, chocolate, and spices. It’s best served with Iberian ham, sirloin, or Iberian cheek.

Grant Burge Chardonnay

Grant Burge Chardonnay

2019 had an unusually dry summer and early autumn which, coupled with cool night-time temperatures, allowed the vines of Barossa Valley to produce fruit with exceptional character and flavor. Harvested at lower degrees of sugar ripeness, the wines made from this fruit were vibrant, balanced, and had lower alcohol styles.

Pair this Grant Burge 5th Generation Chardonnay with Mediterranean food—highly recommended with fish and seafood, tomato-based pasta dishes, pizza, and paella, there are a great variety of other dishes this wine pairs well with—why not experiment and try them all?

Dassai 45 Junmai Daiginjo Sake

A flavorful mouthfeel, smooth texture, and a refreshing finish characterize this sake and made it so popular that it just needs a spot on this list. Polished down to only 45%, the Dassai 45 Junmai Daiginjo is a premium sake with honeydew melon aromas and a tropical, fruity taste. It’s a deliciously well-balanced sip with mild acidity, great as a gift for newcomers or veterans to the sake world.

The best part? It pairs well with just about anything—chicken wings, sushi, yakitori, and grilled fish come to mind as excellent partners for this drink that’s best served chilled or on the rocks. Order this sake soon, as we have limited stocks left!

Henriot Brut Rose

Pop open a bottle of Henriot Brut Rose that’s elegant and intense in equal measure, showcasing pinot noir from the Montagne de Reims while keeping the fresh minerals of chardonnay.

This champagne may surprise drinkers on the nose with its characteristic, complex intensity and fruit-driven style, but it’s quite well-balanced on the palate, revealing incredible, unashamed persistence. Attractive balsamic flavors pave the way for spice and freshness, culminating in a lingering touch of sweetness. All in all, it’s quite an aromatic adventure in your 750mL bottle!

Haart to Heart Mosel Riesling

Haart to Heart Mosel Riesling

A rich and elegant nose of peaches, blackcurrant, and pineapples combined with a palate of refreshing but balanced acidity makes the Haart to Heart Mosel Riesling truly special. This Riesling is easy to sip, with a nice grip of minerals in the finish.

Fermented at cool temperatures with wild yeast in steel tanks followed by 3 months of aging on the fine lees, very little wine treatment is done during vinification to preserve the wine’s character. This is great with seafood and spicy dishes, giving them an additional layer of sweetness and balance.

Louis Guntrum Dry Riesling

Ideal for a ladies’ lunch out or an intimate birthday celebration, the Louis Guntrum Dry Riesling is a classic and elegant Riesling that is fresh and fruity, with rich lemon and lime character and excellent balancing acidity.

The Guntrum family has over 350 years of experience in making high-value, ripe, and well-balanced wines, and it shows. Modern cellar technology and the best of traditional winemaking and philosophy combine to create a wine that’s delicious while being sustainably made.

Key Takeaway

From sweet to dry, red to white, and with all kinds of notes and aromas possible, there’s an expansive array of premium wines for any special occasion you can try.

And the best part? You can easily get your hands on these exceptional wines with Ralph's, the top wines and spirits retailer in the Philippines! We offer the best wines for any event, as well as wine delivery services. So why not gather your loved ones, prepare some delicious food to share, and open a bottle today? With the right company, some ambient music, and a premium bottle of wine, your intimate gathering is guaranteed to be one for the books. So what are you waiting for? Order now and let the celebration begin!