With the restaurants and pubs closed, Valentine's Day 2021 may be different for many. You can still make February 14th a day to celebrate and show your loved one you care. Whether you're loved up or you are celebrating 'Galentine' (a friendship), below you'll find there's something for everyone in our carefully selected Valentine's Day wine gift guide. However you choose to celebrate, have a fantastic day!
Champagne Irroy. Cost £29.95 – ON OFFER 10% off at £26.95
Champagne Irroy was founded in 1820 and was at one time a member of the old Syndicat des Grandes Marques (now called the The Union des Maisons de Champagne (UMC).
Purchased by Taittinger in 1955, they have always let it run as a separate house but taken great pride in letting it flourish and produce wines of great character and quality.
It is a light aperitif style but has plenty of complexity, elegance, and balance.
Billecart Salmon Rose. Cost £68.95
One of the classic Grand Marques, Billecart Salmon Rose certainly lives up to its reputation!
With its subtle and gourmet aromas, this cuvée is a reference point amongst rosé champagnes. It will be a pleasant companion to your happiest moments with its sparkling colour, its amazing finesse and its great intensity.
Grewacke Sauvignon Blanc. Cost £19.99
Greywacke was created in 2009 by Kevin Judd, chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay from its inception for 25 years and instrumental in the international recognition which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc enjoys now. The name 'Greywacke' was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard, a sedimentary rock which is widely found in Marlborough. Kevin Judd is also New Zealand's finest wine photographer and has recently published a book 'The Landscape of New Zealand Wine'.
Summer fruit salad of ripe golden peaches, honeydew melon, nectarines and passionfruit, with a generous splash of cassis and a sprinkling of lime zest. A delicately aromatic, ripe interpretation of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is generous and textural, showing great concentration and finishing with a crisp, succulent finish.
Egri Leanyka - Little Princess 2018. Cost £15.95
The Egri Korona Borház (Crown Wine House of Eger) can be found right in the middle of the wine-growing region of Eger, next to the thermal hot spring of Egerszalók.
A family-owned vineyard where vines are grown on the slopes next to the thermal springs, the family also grows mushrooms and make their own barrels from Hungarian oak.
The Leanyka grape is particularly planted in Eger, originating from Transylvania and brought to Hungary at the end of the 19th century.
An elegant dry white wine, fruity, rounded, and creamy with a discreet Muscat fragrance.
Chateau des Tours Brouilly £16.95
The vineyards here are situated in a natural amphitheatre around the Château and the vines themselves are planted in sandy soils resulting from the disintegration of the granite bedrock. These are poor, thin, acidic soils where you can still see projections of the underlying rock.
This is a wine made 100% from the Gamay grape - The bouquet is dominated by notes of ripe fruit. In the mouth it is full and silky with soft, supple tannins.
The Brouilly from Château des Tours pairs well with a large variety of dishes: terrines, poultry and white meats, lamb with herbs, fish and risottos.
All of the above wines are available to buy online or in person from our shop. If you prefer something different or would like some advice on wines to pair with a specific meal, give our expert team a call on 020 8959 6754.