The best wines for your soulmate
When you’ve found ‘the one’, you’ll know that there’s nothing quite like the feeling of absolute comfort with someone combined with a frisson of romance. Whether it starts with a thunderbolt or a gentle meander to meaningfulness, there’s a wine out there that can make you feel just the same way. So, find a blanket, grab some glasses and a corkscrew; these wines will be your vinous soundtrack on the road to love.
'Where there is no wine there is no love,' the ancient Greek playwright Euripides once said. Read on and you won't have to worry about that problem…
RED WINE: Malbec for Mood
No wine sets the mood quite like a fine malbec: deep magenta and intensely concentrated, with silky smooth chocolate tones and complex mineral and blueberry notes. It’s like a passionate, Argentine tango in a glass that’s different with every sip.
Try: Terrazas de los Andes Single Vineyard Malbec for all of the above. Drink it slowly and savour every drop. Red meat is its perfect partner.
WHITE WINE: Chardonnay for Charm
Just like your soul-mate, a good chardonnay can be rounded and comforting while remaining fresh and complex. A wine in this style is also incredibly versatile and will do well with most dishes, but especially white meat or creamy pasta.
Try: Cloudy Bay Chardonnay with its elegant lemon, grapefruit and cashew nut flavours.
SPARKLING WINE: Rosé for Romance
Elegant, rose petal pink and with fine effervescence, a rosé champagne is the ultimate romantic gesture that will always add a note of glamour.
Try: Veuve Clicquot Rosé: the ideal vinous companion for celebrating togetherness. Invented by the widow (veuve) Clicquot in 1818 after the death of her husband, she was the first to combine red and white champagne to create rosé; just like the coming together of two souls that were simply meant to be.