Flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, and kisses! What's missing? A sparkling wine! On this Valentine’s Day, think pinker by pairing a rose wine with your lover's favourite cuisine.
Here, we’ve rounded up the ten best rose wines for Valentine’s Day to create the most romantic evening.
Let’s check these out:
#1 Nepenthe Altitude Pinot Noir Rose Wine
Food Pairing: Chicken, antipasto, salad
Toast to your love with this bone-dry style Pinot Noir rosé wine sourced from premium vineyards in Adelaide Hills. Made in the French provincial style, this rich yet elegant wine has the aromas of red cherries, strawberries, and cream.
It's hard to resist the pristine lengthy acid palate complemented by a refreshingly crisp finish. The wine consists of two different yeast strains for great fruity lift and mouthfeel.
#2 Caves De La Mer Rêve Rose Wine
Food Pairing: Fresh and spicy chicken sriracha, vegetable spring rolls, poached sea-bass, lobster ravioli
Rêve De La Mer, "Dream of the Sea" in French, embodies its source's beauty and free-spirited attitude, Corsica, the Southern France Island located in the picturesque Mediterranean Sea. The unique island terroir delivers a delicate, light, and refreshing Rosé, with a round mouthfeel and a long fruity finish.
The unique island terroir lends this rose wine a crisp, refreshing acidity. You can’t get enough of its fruity finish and stone fruit notes of white peach and apricot.
#3 Dowie Doole Rose Wine
Food Pairing: Warm chicken salad, grilled scallops with a cream or garlic sauce
Put your edgy soulmate at ease with this snazzy bottle from McLaren Vale. She could quickly relate to the blush pink with a rose gold hue of the wine!
It’s made from 87% Grenache source from 54-year-old vines and 13% Vermentino, lending it a unique character. This fresh and crispy rose wine carries notes of vibrant fruits, strawberries, tangerine, pink grapefruit, and orange peel.
The dry and fine palate reveals lovely citrus fruits, while a lovely acid line finish has been balanced with the Vermentino.
#4 Fox Gordon ‘Ruse’ Rose Wine
Food Pairing: Thai beef salad, sushi, grilled meats, potatoes with tarragon.
Better than roses, this French Foxy is a fresh and vibrant wine that carries refreshing summer fruits. Light and delicate, this modern rose wine for Valentine’s Day is made to drink chilled for a crisp, dry finish.
So, if you’re after something that’s ready to drink and can be elegantly presented to your lady, this is a brilliant option.
#5 Lambrook Rose Wine
Food Pairing: Risotto, pasta salads, pizza, and Southeast Asian cuisine
Hailing from the beautiful Lambrook vineyards, this Nebbiolo Pinot Noir rose wine boasts a lively, fine texture. Aromas of strawberries and raspberries are complimented with a pale pink hue.
Fresh, light, and lively, this rose wine is finished with soft mineral acidity and slight sweetness. It’s perfect for easy-going couples who love drinking with light dishes.
#6 Domaine des Feraud Cuvée Prestige Rose Wine
Food Pairing: Tuna, salad, grilled chicken, Mexican cuisine
Made by assembling the best of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah, this incomparable rose wine is the best way to kick off your romantic evening. Cuvée Prestige also carries a faithful expression of its territory.
The aromatic profile has floral notes of fresh berries and boxwood blossoms. It’s pale, apricot-coloured with light silvery reflections. The long, tender finish evolves towards redcurrant and peppery notes. This first-class rose wine is delicate and expressive, making it a pleasure to share with your beloved.
#7 Estandon Heritage Rose Wine
Food Pairing: White meat, soft cheese, grilled fish
Sometimes the moment does call for the real deal! If so, you’ll love this pale salmon Estandon Heritage rose wine. Bubbly with limpid and shiny peach reflections, this rose wine carries frank and expressive notes of lemon, fresh mint, and ocean spray. Did we say hints of anis?
This medium-body finesse boasts a character on exotic flowers and white flowers. Nice acidic length and pleasant finish! Anyone with a special affection for the colour combination of pink and white will love this gorgeous bottling.
#8 Henry & Lucas Syrah Grenache Rose Wine
Food Pairing: Barbequed meats, pasta dishes, smoked salmon, seared tuna
Another ravishing rose wine on our list is this pink pleasure from South Australian vineyards. This Henry & Lucas Syrah Grenache rose wine is passionately crafted in small batches with organically-grown fruits. It's hard to resist its spicy ripe plum, raspberry, and red liquorice scents trailed by light meaty, earthy notes.
So juicy, soft fleshy mouthfeel and velvet-smooth finish! What else could better relate to a romantic Valentine's Day evening?
#9 Leefield Station Pinot Rose Wine
Food Pairing: Freshly made salads, delicious charcuterie, soft cheeses
Planning an afternoon date in your backyard? If yes, you can’t go wrong with this bubbly. Best enjoyed outdoors, this rosy is made using dense cherry and red-currant fruit with mealy oak. Boasting a hoisin-like character, this rose wine for Valentine’s Day has a bright, juicy acidity palate that pairs well with a crisp mineral finish.
Made to enjoy while fresh and young! So, drink it within three years of the vintage date.
#10 Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rose Wine
Food Pairing: Summery salads, seafood, soft cheeses
We bring you a heavenly taste from the ends of the planet! Packed in this royal-looking bottling, this luxurious rose wine captures the unique character of New Zealand’s cool climate flavours. This sparkling wine stands out as unique as Oyster Bay.
Carrying a zesty, fruity vibrancy, this rose wine is a glorious combination of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. And, how could we forget cherry and fresh strawberry aromas, finely bubbled palate, and a crispy finish? Truly unforgettable!
It’s your day! Celebrate it with lots of fun, romance, and a rose wine! Grab any of these bottles and indulge in love with your partner.