10 Romantic Wines for Valentines 2022February 06, 2022
What wine should I have for Valentine’s Day?
- Allegrini Soave
- Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut
- Gancia Asti Spumante
- Kir Yianni Dyo Elies 2016
- Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016
- Casa Ferreirinha Callabriga 2015
- Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2019
- KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2011
- Moet Chandon Nectar Imperial
- Lustau Don Nuno Oloroso
Any night you choose to open and enjoy a great bottle of wine can turn a date into a special occasion. But when it comes to holidays like Valentine’s, you have an excellent reason to really indulge with someone you love.
Whether you’re planning a full home-cooked feast or having a choice spread in front of your favorite movie, we guarantee that these ten wines for Valentine’s day will help make your date night feel especially romantic and memorable.
Want to help your valentine relax? Treat them to something smooth, graceful, and refreshing — like a bottle of Allegrini Soave. Coming from the esteemed Allegrini family in Italy, this medium-bodied white wine is a great choice to enjoy over dinner.
This wine is vinified in stainless steel casks, which provide a refined profile. It has distinct aromas of jasmine and citrus and has a fresh and balanced palate. We highly recommend pairing it with risottos, fish dishes — either raw like sashimi and sushi or grilled freshwater fish — or sweet and sour Asian cuisine.
Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut
Carefree and bubbly, this sparkling rosé wine is perfect for the Valentine who enjoys the sweeter things in life. The Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut is made using the same techniques as traditional Champagne and comes from the Trepat and Garnacha varietals.
Slightly sweeter than a traditional brut cava, this wine will go perfectly with tart fruits, berries, and desserts — we suggest chocolate-dipped strawberries! It has an appealing rosy color and a long and delicious finish reminiscent of summer fruits.
Gancia Asti Spumante
Looking for a sparkling wine with less sweetness and a balanced taste? Try the Gancia Asti Spumante. This is a fresh and aromatic bottle thanks to the Moscato Bianco varietals grown in Northwest Italy that this bottle is made from.
With notes of apricot, lime, honey, sage, and persistent bubbles, it’s the perfect wine to sip with as a casual aperitif. Sip some of this fruity yet balanced wine while enjoying your favorite rom-com with your date!
Kir Yianni Dyo Elies 2016
Coming from Greece, this wine will definitely be enjoyed by a Valentine who is all for being spunky and spontaneous. With the Kir Yianni Dyo Elies 2016 exceptional taste, it’ll capture their thirst for adventure!
This wine has an attractive deep red and purple color. Its lush character shines through with its smoky caramel aroma highlighted by notes of vanilla, red fruit, and chocolate. It tastes full, with a rich and textured mouthfeel enhanced by its fresh and spicy bite that lingers. This is a great wine to pair with most meat dishes.
Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016
Sophisticated and Bold. If these words describe your Valentine’s, then uncork a bottle of bold red wine — like our Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016. This Chianti is a great and approachable wine with a lot of class and character and can be enjoyed with anything Italian, like pasta, meat and cheese platters, and braised meats.
It features a striking ruby red color, which hints at its tonality and intensity. On the first sip, you’ll be greeted by a hint of spice, followed by notes of wild berries and blossoms. It has subtle minerality and supple yet bold tannins.
Casa Ferreirinha Callabriga 2015
Interested in something robust, dry, and full-bodied? Red Portuguese wine is a good choice for you and your sweetheart to enjoy over a hearty home-cooked Valentine’s dinner. Of all the great Portuguese options we carry, we recommend trying the Casa Ferreirinha Callabriga 2015 this Valentine’s.
This bottle blends the aromatic intensity of Touriga Nacional, the structure and elegance of Touriga Franca, and the delicate notes of Tinta Roriz varietals. The result is a highly complex and intense aroma of tropical fruit, spices, and floral notes. This is followed by a woody and minerally flavor and fantastic acidity that compliments the aromatic complexity of the wine. If you’re looking for something with excellent maturation, this is the bottle for you.
Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2019
With mouthwatering dryness and fine touches of sweetness on top of a rich and complex flavor profile, the Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2019 is an excellent wine to enjoy with chicken, shellfish, and white fish dinners.
This cool-climate Chardonnay is lovingly crafted from fruit that was chilled, gently pressed, and vinified in premium French Oak barrels. This was then matured in oak casks with full yeast lees — creating its complex and creamy flavors. It boasts juicy white peach and nectarine flavors, with highlights of Tahitian lime and granny smith apples. Accompanying its floral scenes of peach blossom are notes of cinnamon buttery Brioche.
KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2011
With its bewitching complexity and suede-smooth tannins, this wine is a can't-miss bottle for an intimate Valentine’s date. The KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2011 features all of the great characteristics of a good Bordeaux style: dark and red fruits, earthy spice, and subtle elegance.
On the nose, it has a prominent plum cherry scent, followed by hints of rose petal, dark chocolate, and pepper spice. On the tongue, is a complex and dry wine with velvety tannins, and a strong fruity, woody taste of cassis, plum, strawberry, and cherry.
Moet Chandon Nectar Imperial
What better bottle to celebrate a romantic night in with your loved one than some Champagne? Whether you decide to pop it open over a charcuterie board or pair it with some fresh oysters and caviar, this sparkling wine is the ideal choice for you.
Flavors of caramel, toasty baking spices, and notes of citrus and apple are the most prominent elements in this sparkling wine. It is classified as a demi-sec wine, so it’s mouthwatering and features a sweeter and more adventurous style than other bottles. This top-quality, slightly fruity Champagne pairs well with everything from sweet to savory.
Lustau Don Nuno Oloroso
Want something to cap off your romantic night? Try getting a bottle of sherry. While most people think of it as a cooking wine, it’s more nuanced and varied than most people think — plus, they pair extremely well with most nibbles (like cold cuts, olives, croquettes, and other salty snacks) and desserts.
For this style, we recommend the Lustau Don Nuno Oloroso, which is an excellent Spanish sherry. It comes in a dark bronze color with golden highlights. It has a complex bouquet — rich scents of smoky wood and roasted nuts are most prominent. On the first sip, you might be surprised by the richness of its flavor profile, which tastes of sweet apricot, baked brown sugar, bitter chocolate, and chestnuts followed by tangy acidity.
Love is in the air — and you’ll need some drinks with that! Top of your date night with the right bottle of wines for Valentine’s day. While this article lists some great choices for you and your sweetheart, picking the right bottle may be tricky — which is where Ralph’s Wines & Spirits come in.
Check out our wine catalog for the best white and red wines in the Philippines. We carry everything from hearty Zinfandels to sweet Rieslings to bubbly Bruts — and, we can deliver your perfect bottle right to your doorstep in Metro Manila. Order today!