Just like romance, wine can be light and sweet, bold and unique or refreshing and new. This Valentine's Day, show your appreciation for what makes your sweetheart different by picking a wine that captures her personality.
You may also find yourself presenting a unique wine as a gift itself - there are plenty of reasons to have a good bottle of wine on hand for February 14th. So, here are the best options for Valentine's Day wines from Grover Zampa Vineyards to make Valentine's Day as picture perfect as your first date.
The Sweetheart: Carefree and bubbly, this person enjoys the sweeter things in life. Choose a wine that reflects their lighthearted sprit. Enjoy these wines alone or pair with fruits, berries or desserts—we suggest hand-dipped strawberries
Great Buy: Grover Zampa Soiree Brut Rose
Price: Rs. 1200
Color - Pale red with fine bead and persistent mousse.
Aromas - Bright red cherry fruits with a hint of strawberry and subtle yeast character to give the aroma complexity and appeal.
Palate - The wine is light and creamy initially and follows up with red cherry and strawberry fruits that define the fruit character and give the wine persistence and length of flavour.
Serving Temperature- Serve at 6°C.
Grape Variety- Syrah
The Busy Bee: Is your valentine always on-the-go and in need of a little pampering? Treat your busy bee to one of these relaxing wines. Sip them slowly and savor the delightfully complex flavors they have to offer. From blends to intriguing varietals, these are great sniff, swirl and sip bottles.
Great Buy: Grover Zampa Soiree Brut
Price – Rs. 1100
Color - Pale straw, fine bead (bubbles), persistent mousse.
Aromas - Reveals a nose of floral, fresh lemon and white fruit such as pear.
Palate - Light and creamy, clean, fresh lemon, crisp acid with dry finish in classic brut style.
Serving Temperature- Serve at 6°C.
Grape Variety- Chenin Blanc
The Beloved Adventurer: Here are off-the-wall wines for a spunky and spontaneous love that's not afraid to take a chance. They'll surprise you with their exceptional taste. Each sip captures the appeal of adventure.
Great Buy: Zampa Chêne Grand Reserve
Price – Rs. 1700
Color - Deep and intense ruby colour.
Aromas- With subtle and elegant notes, the nose opens up to ripe dark fruit aromas such as blackberry, currant and ripe Plums, complemented by charming hints of spices and well integrated oak bouquets such as vanilla, liquorices, chocolate and roasted coffee beans.
Palate- Wine has an abundance of dark fruit and nuances of vanilla and cinnamon on the palate, with a great structure, well-balanced tannins, acidity and an elegant finish.
Serving Temperature - Serve cool at 16°C-18°C.
Grape Variety- Signature blend of Tempranillo and Syrah
The Red Romantic: Classy. Bold. Timeless. If these words describe your companion, then uncork a bottle of bold red wine. Sophisticated and approachable, a great red wine can be enjoyed at meal time or alone. A little red wine is also good for the heart, making it the ultimate Valentine's Day beverage.
Great Buy: La Réserve
Price – Rs. 900
Color - Very deep garnet purple
Aromas- La Réserve has a powerful bouquet of luscious ripe red and black fruits with an exquisite hint of spice.
Palate- This full bodied wine combines grace and splendour on the palate, the tannins are smooth and flavours intense. The finish is long, persistent and almost magical. It combines grace and splendour on the Palate with chocolate, coffee beans and vanilla. Ageing: Minimum 6 months in French oak barrels.
Serving Temperature - Serve at 16°C- 18°C.
Grape Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz
Grover Zampa range of wines are available at all leading retail and wine outlets
About Grover Zampa Vineyards:
Grover Zampa Vineyards is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine producers in India. The company owns vineyards in both the Nandi Hills in Karnataka and in the Nashik Valley in Maharashtra where the natural protection of both the Nandi Hills and the terraced slopes of Nashik offer fresh climate, fertile soil and the perfect conditions for vine growing. Working with limited yields, sustainable viticulture practices and selective hand harvesting, the winemaking is carried out by a team of local oenologists under the direction of international French wine consultant Michel Rolland. A remarkable combination formed as a result of a merger between Grover Vineyards Ltd (GVL) and Vallee De Vin Pvt Ltd (VDV). GZV boasts the most impressive pedigree in the Indian wine industry today and is also largest exporter of fine wines from India. Grover Zampa Vineyards has won numerous awards and accolades for its wines. Recent ones include Decanter Asia Wine Awards for 2013 for Grover Art Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Grover Art Collection Rose 2013, Zampa Soirée Brut and Grover La Reserve 2011 and Grover Art Collection Cabernet Shiraz 2011. Hong Kong International Wines and Spirits Competition 2013 Silver for Zampa Soirée Brut (First Silver for a sparkling wine from India), Bronze for Grover La Reserve 2011 and Zampa Chêne Grand Reserve 2012. More information at www.groverzampa.in.