The monsoons are the one of the most beautiful times of the year to enjoy cosy dates that brings out the essence of the season. Nothing adds to this more than a shared bottle of wine that enhances that aura of romance. Cidade de Goa is here to help you with the best wines to choose for a romantic date on a rainy day.

Chardonnay Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is a red wine grape varietal that has been described as the most romantic of wines, with a “voluptuous perfume, sweet edge and a powerful punch”, much like falling in love. Blended with Chardonnay, it creates a beautiful sparkling wine with a nutty and brioche flavour from the Chardonnay which also adds texture to the myriad complex aromas of the Pinot Noir.

Shiraz Cabernet: Shiraz is one of Australia’s biggest wine varietals, offering a promise of soft yet rich flavours with spicy overtones that go really well with main courses. It is usually drunk on it’s own, but in Australia, the grape is blended with Cabernet to create a unique taste. You may find minty flavours in this wine, and a Shiraz Cabernet offers exquisite layers of fruit flavour and a long-lasting velvety finish.

Classic Chardonnay: In Goa, one of the best wines to share on a romantic date is a classic Chardonnay. It pairs perfectly with seafood and is a great conversation starter thanks to its interesting notes of fruit like peach and melon. It is a fresh style of white wine and if you focus on the taste, you might find notes of butter or vanilla.

To truly impress your date, head to Cidade de Goa’s special wine dinner at Alfama on June 24 where some of the best Australian wines are paired beautifully with a menu crafted specially by our master chefs.