By Karli Currie
It is that time of year again, no, not Christmas, New Year or your dear mothers’ birthday – It is Valentines day. Arguably one of the most ‘awkward’ giving days of the year. A marketer’s dream? Maybe… A ploy for florists around the world to make more money than they do for the rest of the year combined? Most definitely! But it is hard to prove that it is not human nature to love receiving gifts and feeling loved.
Whilst flowers and chocolates traditionally top the ‘gift list’ on Valentines day there are plenty of other options – particularly from Elderton Wines.
The 2018 Elderton Barossa Rosé, this Mourvedre/Grenache wine is dry, zesty and pretty. With the colour of rose tea and aroma and palate of guava, blossom and rose petal it is a truly special representation of Australian rosé – the perfect ‘pink’ valentines surprise.
Think you require something with a little more ‘body’, look no further than the 2017 Elderton Barossa GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre). An elegant medium bodied wine showing pepper, blue fruits, anise and violets, an extremely bright and approachable bottle for lovers (of wine) to enjoy.
Want to make a bold declaration of your love – you cannot look past the iconic 2014 Command Shiraz. The wine to mark an occasion with its rich, warm and generous palate. Flavours of blackberry fruit, aniseed and spice linger in your mouth for a seriously good memory making moment.
If you are looking at giving an ‘experience’ (and not just an Elderton experience) the Barossa is an especially special place to bring a loved one, and what better time of year but February, vintage is kicking off and the region is buzzing. Special Valentines evening options could include a night at Barossa Valley Brewing, Lambert Estate or the Cellar Kitchen. Another option, have a ‘Cheese Pack’ sent directly to the object of your affection from the award-winning Barossa Cheese Company…
Links to all of these found on the Barossa.com websit.
So many options! We hope you have a great day on the 14th Feb, and someone special in your life takes extra care of you!