There is no denying the fact that Valentine’s Day is the prime opportunity to show appreciation to, or with, loved ones by pouring a glass of classic sparkling or refreshing wine. Whether you’re a romantic at heart, spending Valentine’s Day with your significant other or raising a toast to all the fun times with friends, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here is my guide to five Rosé wines for all the Valentine’s Day possibilities.
For the romantics
Chapel Hill Sangiovese Rosé 2017
Named after it’s iconic ironstone Chapel positioned high atop a ridge in Northern McLaren Vale, Chapel Hill Winery signifies a charming love story between the vineyard and the wine itself. Perfect for a romantic evening with your loved one, the 2017 Sangiovese is full of fresh and juicy flavours, brimming with cranberry and pomegranate aromas. Notes of raspberries and sour cherries add to this delicious wine’s crisp and clean finish. Available at Dan Murphy’s and BWS. RRP $20.00.
For the one you want to impress
Freixenet Prosecco NV
Housed in a striking bottle destined to be a sparkling showstopper, Freixenet’s Prosecco is filled with fresh citrus, apple and floral aromas. Clean on the palate, its tone of ripe lemon, green apple and grapefruit give it a light finish and golden straw colour and lively effervescence. This wine is bound to score major brownie points! Available from Dan Murphy’s. RRP $24.99.
For the couples
Lovers Not Toreadors Rosé 2015
Wanting to bring a bit of European flair to dinner with your significant other? Add a touch of passion from España with Lovers Not Toreadors Rosé. This wine is generously packed with fresh cherry and strawberry tones which nod to its vibrant colour. Herb aromas, supple textures and seductive mineral length make this an ideal lovers’ wine. Enjoy a glass over a tapas style dinner of Croquetas de Jamón and Patatas Bravas. Available at Dan Murphy’s and BWS. RRP $24.99.
For those celebrating the single life
Minchinbury Moscato Wine
Looking to raise a toast to the good times with friends? Minchinbury has the answer with their generous and delicate Luscious Moscato. The subtle sweet palate with notes of musk and candied strawberries creates a vibrant finish that is soft, yet racing. Sophisticated and stylish, Minchinbury is a great pairing to reminisce all the fun times and a life well lived! Available at Dan Murphy’s and BWS. RRP $10.00
For those who love the finer things
Lanson Rosé Label Gift Box
For Valentine’s Day 2018, Lanson has introduced a delightful gift set featuring a 750ml bottle of Lanson Rosé Label and two Champagne Lanson flutes. For 257 years, the House of Lanson and its expert winemakers have been crafting fine Champagne using the traditional (non-malolactic) method unlike most Champagne houses. Family run, and one of the oldest existing Champagne Houses, Lanson has carefully perfected its art, resulting in an impressive and diverse range of quality Champagnes. Available at Dan Murphy’s. RRP $72.99.
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