Top 5 Italian wines for St Valentin's Day
Champagne long ago won the image battle for bragging rights about love in the wine realm, but nowadays a number of wines are becoming more and more popular for St. Valentine’s Day. Here are our favorites.
This Italian bubblies is the best selling sparkling wine in the world, and for a reason. Its fruity character, with pear or citrus aromas, and its fine mousse made Prosecco a classic for celebrate and party.
Our recommentation: Conegliano Prosecco Superiore DOCG brut "Matiù" 2018 from L'Antica Quercia.
Friulano (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
We are not talking about a normal Friulano, but a 7 years old, oaky, buttery, voluptuous one. Perfect for a romantic night.
Our recommentation: Collio DOC Friulano 2014 from La Castellada.
Why not drink a wonderful, bold, fruity, Southern Italy red wine? It will fill your mouth with ripe red fruit, caramel, and dried figs flavors, while your body will be full of energy and passion. Like a Red Bull, but waaaay better.
Our recommendatio: Primitivo DOCG "Dionysos" 2015 from De Quarto Vitivinicoltori.
Etna Bianco (Sicily)
From the steep slopes of Mount Etna (Europe's highest active volcano) you can taste one of the most interesting Italian white wines. With its peculiar minerality, apple, broom and orange aromas, and high acidity, it will immediately bring you to some small Mediterranean cove.
Only you, your loved one, and tons of fresh seafood.
Our recommendation: Etna Bianco DOC 2018 from Cantina Malopasso.
Amarone della Valpolicella (Veneto)
Beside Prosecco, Veneto is home to some of the best Italian wines. Probably the most famous, Amarone della Valpolicella will delight your palate with a symphony of aromas and flavors. With a piece of aged cheese or a chuk of dark chocolate you will win her/his heart.
Our recommendation: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2016 from Giovanni Ederle.
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