Are you thinking about making dinner for your crush? Or, you are in a loving relationship and you want to surprise your hubby with a tasty meal after a long day?
Whatever the situation may be, you will need a great bottle (or bottles, lol) of wine to go with your exquisite meals and romantic atmosphere. Choosing a good wine is difficult. But, with us on your side as your wine expert, you will never go wrong.
Here is our selection of great romantic dinner wines.
7 Best wines for a dinner a date
1. Mirabeau Pure Provence Rose 2021
The initial idea for making the Mirabeau Pure Provence Rose 2021 was to capture “Provence in a glass”. Harvested at night, to preserve the freshness and aroma of the grapes, this wine is made from a mix of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah patiently grown on limestone and clay soils.
At first sip, you will sense hints of crushed red berries, floral notes and citrus. It starts of with zingy freshness that makes your mouth water, then transforms into summer berry flavours and finishes off clean. If you are planning to make seafood, sushi or chicken salads, the Mirabeau Pure Provence Rose 2021 is a great choice for you!
2. Pasqua Prosecco Spumante Brut
Made with the finest Glera grapes from the Treviso region, which is almost the perfect region for making sparkling wines. Sealed tanks and pressure is used to make this elegant sparkling wine.
Green apple, citrus and pear are key elements of the flavour profile, then finishing off with a clean and pure freshness. An energetic and easy going sparkling wine that goes great with leafy summer salads, grilled fish, creamy and aged cheeses.
3. Domaine du Grand Tinel Cuvee Alexis Establet Chateauneuf Du Pape 2016
Fragrant with aromas of exotic and stone fruit, cherry, plum and blackberry, this is what embodies the Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Once it hits the tongue, the wine is elegant with a delicate smokey element. Made on eco-friendly vineyards located at just a few kilometres from the sea.
This wine pairs well with lobster, crab and shrimps which makes it a perfect dinner date wine.
4. Domaine Fournier Les Belles Vignes Sancerre Rosé 2020
With its elegant, beautiful pink colour, made from 100% Pinot Noir, the Domaine Fournier Les Belles Vignes Sancerre Rosé 2020 hits your nose with sweet strawberries, ripe cherries and a pinch of toast. It’s a versatile choice for summer and winter.
Premium grapes are carefully selected for making the Domaine Fournier Les Belles Vignes Sancerre Rosé 2020. They macerate the fruit between 12 to 30 hours without peeling the skin off. You will not go wrong if you opt for the Domaine Fournier Les Belles Vignes Sancerre Rose 2020 as your choice for the romantic dinner date of your dreams.
5. Department 66 Others Grenache 2018
A strong saturated purple colour is the first thing you notice on the Department 66 Others Grenache 2018 bottle. Then, once you open it, you get a sense of blackberries, nuts, a breath of tobacco, plum jam, chocolate and gingerbread. Even with all of these ingredients, the taste in the mouth is incredibly soft. Rich, smooth and soft are the words we use when we describe the Department 66 Others Grenache 2018. Pairs with lamb and veal.
6. Grgich Hills Zinfandel 2016
Coming from Napa’s elite winemakers, the Grgich Hills Zinfandel 2016 is a champion among California wines. They use indigenous yeasts for vinifying every separate lot in order to let the terroir shine through.
The ample dark fruit essence with hints of spiciness is what gives the Grgich Hills Zinfandel 2016 special character.
7. Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2018
If you like the intense flavour of tobacco, coffee beans, bitter chocolate, ripe dark berries, then the Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2018 is a great choice for you. This beauty comes from the distant lands where the vineyards are located near to the sea under a climate of cool winds during the hot summer days and alluvial soils that manage to hold a lot of water.
The richness in taste of the Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2018 is what makes this wine great for a romantic dinner date.
There you go!
Now, go get ready for your perfect romantic dinner date!
Further reading: 55 First date questions to break the ice.