There is no better opportunity than Valentine's Day to show off your sommelier skills and make a good impression with your other half (or with the person you hope soon will be). On the Day of Lovers - which this year falls on Friday - it is almost obligatory for decade-long couples, newlyweds and fiancés to celebrate with a romantic and luxurious dinner, often at home. It is precisely on this occasion, over delicious dishes prepared with love, that it is important to choose the right bottle of wine to enjoy.
We have selected for you three contrasting wines, each of which can be an excellent choice for the perfect dinner for two, for different reasons.
SPUMANTE BLANC DE BLANCS DRY
Elegant and surprising, the Spumante Blanc de Blancs in the Dry version is the ideal bottle for a particularly special dinner such as Valentine's Day.
This is due to its notes of freshness and softness, thanks to the citrus and honey scents that distinguish this bubbly. The vivid perlage and its finesse on the palate also make it an ideal wine both for aperitifs and preparations based on fresh cheeses or fish, and as an accompaniment to a dessert. It's up to you whether to show off this sparkling wine of rare elegance at the beginning or end of your Valentine's dinner!
ANDREA VINO ROSSO ETICHETTA NERA
At the heart of Andrea Vino Rosso Etichetta Nera there is a solid and balanced relationship between vanillin and tannins, which, during barrel ageing, meet and merge deeply with many other aromas. Sensual and captivating, this red recalls eternal and absolute love with its intensity and persistence. This is why we can strongly recommend it, especially if your dinner consists of strong cheeses or slow-cooked roast and braised meats. You can alternatively venture an aphrodisiac combination with a dark or bitter chocolate dessert to allow it to unleash all its authenticity.
IMPERANTE VINO BIANCO D'ITALIA
The last Valentine's Day wine is a dry white of excellence, born from a combination of selected grapes that give it a particularly pleasant and fragrant bouquet. The Imperante Vino Bianco d'Italia is undoubtedly the wine for you if you are planning to prepare a refined dinner based on shellfish and seafood, or oriental dishes such as sushi and fusion recipes.