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Wine Pairing Guide for Your Valentine's Day from Legende

There’s really nothing quite like sharing a bottle of Bordeaux on Valentine’s Day, and no matter your current relationship status, Légende has you covered with a collection of five versatile, affordable, and delicious wines for every kind of valentine in your life. Envisioned by winemaker Diane Flamand, and one of the most critically esteemed houses in the world – Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)–Légende wines are the perfect expression of Bordeaux terroir, taking from such appellations as the Médoc,Saint-Émilion, and Pauillac. Take a peek at the current Légende offering below,and find out which Légende is right for you and your readers this season:

Légende Bordeaux Blanc 2017 - $17.99 – Pair With Galentine's Day!
Varieties: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Gris 
Légende Bordeaux Blanc, made from Sauvignon and Sémillon, explodes with freshness. On the nose, refined and aromatic, combining citrus notes (grapefruit, lime) with aromas of exotic fruit (passion fruit). On the palate, the wine is fresh, lively, seductive, and aromatic, with exotic notes on the finish. 

Légende Bordeaux Rouge 2016 - $17.99 – Pair With Single's Night! 
Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot 
A wine for every day, dinner with friends, or a glass in front of the fire, Légende Bordeaux Rouge is a well-balanced blend of traditional grape varieties. The Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine the classic elegance of the Lafite style, while the aging gives it charm and a well-rounded character. On the palate, the wine is structured, round and easy, nicely oaked with firm, silky tannins, and a long, fresh and fruity finish. 

Légende Médoc 2016 - $24.99 – Pair With A First Date! 
Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot 
The rich patchwork of châteaux in the Médoc produces ruby-colored, well-rounded wines that are a fine accompaniment to many fall dishes. The Légende Médoc benefits from the same care as a Grand Vin: rigorous selection, extreme precision in the winery, with meticulous specifications, reduced yields, impeccable ripeness, purity of fruit, and traditional maturing. The star of the Médoc, Cabernet Sauvignon is given excellent expression and can be appreciated for its natural characteristics by lovers of Bordeaux’s wines. The wine is generous and silky, with a full-bodied, very rounded structure. The finish is long and spicy. 

Légende Saint- Émilion 2016 - $36.99 – Perfect For The Recently Engaged! 
Varieties: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc 
Légende Saint-Emilion is a harmonious blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. With its fruity, toasty bouquet, this elegant wine is round and well balanced on the palate – a fine illustration of this prestigious appellation with a full-bodied attack, plump, soft tannins, and a pleasantly fresh finish. 

Légende Pauillac 2015 - $49.99 – Pair With The Long Lasting Couple! 
Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot 
A major appellation in the Médoc, Pauillac benefits from exceptional terroir characterized by gravelly hilltops on a clay subsoil which ensures natural drainage and encourages the vines to develop deep roots - these are the perfect conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon. Pauillac is partly made from grapes grown in Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)’s own vineyards and the wines are made with the same attention to detail as the Grand Vin. Their structure is less concentrated than their prestigious elders, allowing them to age quickly, and after just a few months in bottle; they offer an original, unique style, with the fullness and complexity for which the appellation is renowned. A powerful, structured wine, with well-integrated tannins and a long aromatic black pepper, licorice finish.