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It should come as no surprise that the best wines for Valentine’s Day come from Tuscany. In the dreamy landscapes of Chianti, we literally cultivate romance on the vine!
Luscious Tuscan wines are meant to be enjoyed with all of the senses, perfect for a romantic evening. And while Valentine’s Day is an ideal time to open a great bottle of wine, we find that almost any occasion will work just as well.
We’ve rounded up the eight best Tuscan wines for Valentine’s Day, no matter how, or when, you choose to celebrate.
Romantic wines for Valentine’s Day
Brunello di Montalcino, Azienda il Cocco
Firstly, Brunello is the perfect Valentine wine to celebrate with your special someone. An elegant, yet sensual experience, this organic wine is dark garnet red with scents of dried flowers, spices and ripe fruits. Best of all, it not only pairs well with red meats, but serves as a nice complement to dark chocolate.
Nobile di Montepulciano, Le Berne
At Podere Le Berne, Natalini family makes the wine with constant attention, passion and care, just like a relationship. This dry, ruby red wine has a delicate fragrance and violet aroma to arouse your Valentine’s senses.
Some Chianti wines
Chianti Colli Fiorentini Riserva, Fattoria di Bagnolo
Spark your Valentine’s intellect with this intense ruby wine from an estate that once belonged to Renaissance bad boy, Machiavelli. This is an elegant and balanced Chianti with notes of blackberry, flowers and spices. It pairs well with aged cheese, steak or pasta with herbs.
Transport your loved one to Il Paganello, a 15th century villa in the hills of Tuscany, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves where this Chianti is made. Savor the classic red fruity flavours and beautiful character of the wine as you share a Valentine’s Day toast.
Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Castelvecchio
A Chianti named after one of the oldest and most important family castles in the region seems right for a romantic evening. It can be served with your sweetheart’s favourite dish as this soft, ruby red wine with velvety tannins goes nicely with almost any dish.
Chianti Classico, Savignola Paolina
This romantic wine for Valentine’s Day comes from a pretty, boutique winery in the heart of Chianti Classico. With notes of violet and rose, it will go perfectly with a charcuterie plate and a long leisurely evening.
Romantic Super Tuscans
Super Tuscan Cabernet Sauvignon, Il Bacio
Celebrate the day with this Cabernet. a labor of love by Franco and Sonia who realized their dream of leaving the city and returning to the family home to make wine and olive oil. It’s a romantic wine with a gorgeous bouquet of ripe black fruit that is sure to set the mood.
Super Tuscan Malvasia Nera, Vallone di Cecione
This Chianti wine producer’s love of the land inspired him to reintroduce the ancient vines, Malvasia Nera, on his estate. The result is an organic ruby red wine with aromas of ripe fruit, hints of spices and black pepper. A good wine for Valentine’s Day, its flavours and tannins are both elegant and harmonious.
Here’s to romance! Happy Valentine’s Day from Tuscany💕