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8 Swiss wines for Valentine’s Day

We asked a handful of winemakers to recommend several different Swiss wines to enjoy on the most romantic night of the year.

Because you only live once, why not celebrate your loved one every day? If you already do, we’re delighted for you! If you don’t, take this opportunity to recreate the magic between you.

Our winemakers have spent some time thinking about you and how best to share their passion, their beloved wine, their Swiss wine, with you for Valentine’s Day, and have also added some tips about how to drink them, the place, the mood, and what to serve with them… Basically everything you need for an unforgettable evening.

Find out about our Swiss wines for Valentine’s Day

1. Moscato de Martigny

When Gilles Carron-Federer of Cave du Chavalard spoke to us about his Moscato di Martigny, he had a twinkle in his eye. He produces a 500 ml bottle to share between two, which contains slightly less alcohol than a regular wine, and has a lighter body.  Definitely one to enjoy in a jacuzzi while a sprinkling of snowflakes make the evening utterly romantic.

Ottavo Cantina il Cavaliere Belossi Swiss wine directory2.Cantina Il Cavaliere produces a Merlot white matured in oak barrels

Roberto Belossi recommends the new OTTAVO for Valentine’s Day. This white Merlot from 2015, which has been matured in oak barrels, is perfect for the occasion:

“A very special wine, as seductive as a woman, to enjoy on Valentine’s Day with a warm foie gras starter. The perfect beginning to a truly unforgettable evening.”

3. Dimitri Engel’s tête-à-tête

For Dimitri Engel, indulging in a tête-à-tête with Viognier matured in barriques is the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day, and is to be enjoyed while taking in the winter views over the vineyards and lake.

4. Mersyca Grande Réserve, 2014 vintage, from Domaine du Dalay

Cyril Séverin from Domaine du Daley suggests: “a fairly well structured red wine for Valentine’s Day with a hint of fruit, but dry and complex with toasted aromas that are the result of barrique maturation recalling the warmth of a fire in this cold weather!  And that’s all you need to warm your heart, ease your mind and let yourself go as the evening progresses, for a beautiful finish!”

This wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. It was aged for two years in barriques, and is left unfiltered for greater authenticity: Mersyca Grande Réserve, 2014 vintage.

5. Château de Luins opens Réserve du Propriétaire

Laurent Baechtold from Château de Luins recommends that his Chasselas, Réserve du Propriétaire 2015 is served with a fillet of Lake Geneva fera, sweet potatoes and a handful of vegetables. Curl up by the fire inside a yurt by candlelight and enjoy the whole experience with a backdrop of soft music.

6. L’Ermitage surmaturé en barrique by Cave Philippe and Véronyc Mettaz in Fully

Véronyc Mettaz sets the tone by telling us about the wine she loves to enjoy with her other half: an Ermitage surmaturé, matured in barriques, from 2012. Served with nutty rye bread smothered with Roquefort cheese, in the warmth of the fireside out of the evening chill!

7. Le Libero Ticino DOC 2015 by La Cantina CavalliniGilgen Libero Cantina Cavallini Cabbio Swiss Wine directory

In Cabbio, Grazia Cavallini de la Cantina offers you a wine designed for lovers with the world at their feet.  A portrait artist cork, dedicated to the one you love, a surprise wine for an oenoexplorer, and something new with the blends that change each year.

For more information contact Mrs Cavallini.

8. Feu d’Amour by the Artisan Winemakers of Yvorne

For the director of the Artisans Vignerons d’Yvorne, Patrick Ansermoz, Valentine’s Day is an evening to be spent with the one you love. It’s definitely not a time for cooking, it’s an opportunity to curl up together by the fire. So just put together a platter of cold meats and cheeses, or make a quick call to your local caterer and enjoy a bottle of Pinot Noir le Feu d’Amour.

And to finish…

I hope you’ll indulge in these Swiss wines with as much joy as I will this Valentine’s Day! My mouth is watering, and I’m off now to arrange a romantic evening with my other half.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you #swisswinelovers, and of life itself ❤️

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