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Wine and Chocolate
Learn which wines to pair with chocolate–it’s not what you think! Lets walk through 6 great wine and chocolate pairings and also some no-no’s with this pairing, so you know how to make your own great matches.
2011 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico | Toscana
A wine from partially-dried Malvasia, Trebbiano, and Sangiovese grapes harvested in the Chianti Classico denomination. The ancient tradition of “Vin Santo di Fèlsina” is embodied in the passage of the “mother” (the thick substance remaining from previous vintages) from the previous year’s casks to the next. The process has been modernized through careful grape selection, attention to the drying process, by adding the Sangiovese varietal to characterize Fèlsina’s signature style, as well as by meticulous care in vinification and ageing.
Consistency on the palate, softness and elegance nicely structured by the oak barrels. Wine with great balance, favorable acidity and a well-harmonized residual sugar. Long in the mouth.
2021 Sauvignon Blanc
North Fork of Long Island | United States
"Lively fruitiness with rich tropical notes of passionfruit, mango, and papaya on the nose. Tropical notes continue to flow on the pallet with rich passionfruit leading the way with hints of kumquat, a touch of lemon and a light hint of grassiness.
Modena | Emilia-Romagna
Its smoothness makes it surprisingly pleasant, though avoiding excesses. Captivating.
2021 Rosa Regal Sparkling Red
Remarkably well-balanced sweetness, refreshing acidity.
Quinta do Noval
Noval Black Reserve
Douro | Spain
Noval Black Reserve is a new way to drink port, a new-age port destined to be enjoyed with dark chocolate or simply drunk chilled, used also as a cocktail ingredient.
A clear expression of the Noval style, no ageing and no decanting necessary. No complications, just a great glass of Port.
The palate is medium-bodied, very sleek on the entry, fleshy black fruits, sloe, spice and just a hint of white pepper, leading to a very focused finish. Acidity spices it up and adds to the juiciness of the finish. It's plump in the middle and supple all the way through, ending on fruit-skin tannin and a touch of chocolate from oak.
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