It's that time of year again when love is in the air! What better way to celebrate than with a delicious bottle of wine? Whether you're looking to enjoy a nice glass yourself or want to gift a loved one, we've got you covered.
In this blog post, we’ll be highlighting 5 of our favourite bottles of wine perfect for Valentine’s day. From sweet and fruity wines to rich and complex bottles, there’s something for everyone! So without further ado, let’s get started…
Sullivan Rutherford Estate, 2018 Coeur de Vigne, Cabernet Sauvignon
This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Sullivan Rutherford Estate is the perfect way to show your loved one how much you care. With rich chocolate and blackberry flavours, this wine is sure to impress.
The 2018 vintage has also been awarded a Silver Medal by the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, so you can be sure it’s a quality bottle. With a name that translates to “Heart of the Vine,” this wine is an excellent choice for Valentine’s Day.
- Vintage – 2018
- Alcohol value – 14.8% ABV
- Region – Napa Valley, CA
The Sullivan Rutherford Estate Vineyard was established in 1821 and is was originally owned by Jim Sullivan. The Rutherford AVA, known for its rich and complex red wines, is located in the heart of Napa Valley and produces some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in California.
Now owned by Juan Pablo Torres-Padilla and is currently in the process of revamping the facility with a new state-of-the-art winery and hospitality facilities.
Champagne Deutz, Amour de Deutz 2010
This bottle of Champagne is a Blanc de Blancs, made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. It has a light and refreshing citrus flavour profile with hints of green apple and pear. The wine was aged on the lees for 36 months adding complexity to the final product.
Champagne is a traditional Valentine’s Day gift, and this bottle of Deutz is perfect for a romantic evening with your loved one. This effervescent treat will pair well with oysters or a light seafood dish.
- Vintage – 2010
- Alcohol value – 12% ABV
- Region – Aÿ, France
Founded by William Deutz and Pierre-Hubert Geldermann in 1838, Deutz is one of the most prestigious Champagne houses in France. Originally named for its founder William Deutz, the name was changed to Deutz Geldermann-Piper Heidsieck following a takeover by Piper-Heidsieck in 1989.
The brand has been owned by EPI (Edmond de Rothschild Group) since 2000. The brand is renowned for its unique style, attributed to the use of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the best Grand Cru vineyards in Ay, a village that produces some of the finest grapes in Champagne.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose 2016
A fresh and elegant Rosé Champagne with a delicate mousse and lively acidity, the Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé is a stunning example of top-notch Champagne. The wine has an attractive nose of red berries and citrus fruit with hints of white flowers, dried apricots and toasted bread.
On the palate, it shows a great balance between its elegant structure, fresh acidity and light fruit flavours of strawberry, raspberry and citrus. A subtle hint of spice further adds to the complexity.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé is a blend from three grape varieties: 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier. The base wine comes from about 80 different crus, with 20% of the wine coming from the rosé cuvée.
- Vintage – 2016
- Alcohol Value – 12% ABV
- Region – Champagne, France
Billecart-Salmon, founded in 1818, is the oldest family-owned Champagne House in Mareuil-Sur-Ay. The business was founded by Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, whose families had been winegrowers for several generations.
The vineyard is located on the hillsides of Champagne’s top villages including Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzenay and Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ.
The Billecart family own just under 30 hectares of vineyards in the Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims & Vallée de la Marne. The Domaine wines form a third of their production; they also have long standing relationships with winegrowers in the region, and acquire grapes from over 50 hectares of additional vineyards.
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
This golden straw-coloured wine has a complex nose of lemon, green apple, toast and vanilla. The palate is rich and creamy with flavours of baked apple, pear and crème brûlée. The wine finishes with long notes of toasted oak
Bright and fresh this wine has aromas of tropical fruits, citrus and hints of vanilla. The palate is very soft with fresh acidity and cool minerality, pairing well with soft cheeses and other delicate dishes.
- Vintage – 2018
- Alcohol Value – 13.9% ABV
- Region – Napa Valley, California
Situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, Chateau Montelena is one of the few wineries to continue using traditional methods and ancient production techniques which have been passed down through many generations.
The estate was founded in 1882 when Alfred Tubbs purchased a plot of land for use as a commercial vineyard. After his death, his son, James Barrett took over control of the property and began producing wine under the Chateau Montelena name.
Famous for its Chardonnay, the winery has won numerous awards over the years.
Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2019
Cool and refined, this Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel is a perfect wine to enjoy on a special occasion.
With delicate aromas of apricot and peach, the wine has a well-rounded flavour with hints of honey and citrus fruit. Packed full of intense flavours, it is a perfect wine to pair with your meal.
This Auslese Goldkapsel is a vintage wine, meaning that it has been made from grapes harvested in a single year.
- Vintage – 2019
- Alcohol Value – 7% ABV
- Region – Nahe, Germany
Spread across ten sites in the Nahe Valley, the Donnhoff family have been cultivating grapes for over 200 years.
The winery has earned a well-respected reputation for its award-winning wines, winning trophies and gold medals at some of the most prestigious competitions around the world.